In a world where demons and vampires lurk just beneath the surface, what you don’t know can kill you.
After ten years of living in the shadow of her stalker, a diagnosis of terminal cancer pushes Olivia Kardos to take matters into her own hands. Her final days will not be spent isolated from the world, nor hiding like a hunted animal. It’s time for Mark Porter to die. Going against a trained killer alone would be foolish, unless she’s armed. A handsome black-market arms dealer—one who reminds her of the tales her grandmother spun of the old country—hides a secret of his own. Lucian is drawn to her, going against his many lifetimes of instinct. Olivia threatens his very existence, yet he cannot help but want to protect her.
Homicide Detective Sean Howard has managed to push his amber-eyed ex out of his mind—until his latest case brings her crashing back into his life. A woman is found exsanguinated and brutally stabbed in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, and she could be Olivia’s twin. As the victim count and the similarities grow, Sean can’t shake the feeling that Olivia is next. Is it worth risking his life, his marriage, and his sanity to find the killer and help the woman who still haunts his dreams?
Will Olivia’s secrets bring her freedom or be her final undoing?