An opulent Carnivale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for book critic Jordan Riley. As festivity turns into frenzy, she is rescued by a powerful man disguised as a wolf. But was what she winessed really just the evening's entertainment—-or something far more sinister?
From a deconsecrated church in Venice to a secret society in New Orleans, Jordan is led on a nightmare jorney to the razor's edge of reality. Her mysterious savior is always a shadow behind her. A man whose closeness will both torment and tantalize her as darkness falls—and an eternal hunger threatens to consume her.