Sazi councilman Antoine Monier is an entertainer, travelling with his show cats all over the world. While he's in Stuttgart, one of his tigers is stolen - and killed. In the course of his investigation, he discovers the lovely Turkish- American woman, Tahira Kuric, in police custody - in tiger form. Tahira is a rival of the Sazi, a member of the Hayalet Kabile - the ghost tribe of shapeshifters who can become invisible at will. And, unknown to her, Tahira is also a fabled "power well", able to steal magical energy from other shapeshifters and store it inside herself. This makes her the prime target of the rogue shapeshifting snake, who needs Tahira to complete his plan to destroy the Sazi by channelling all of the magical abilities of Alpha shapeshifters. He also needs Antoine, a powerful Alpha. Tahira and Antoine team up to defeat this evil and along the way, realise they have more enemies than friends. It might just be that all they really have is each other.