New Orleans is known for sinful pleasures and strange magic, but for cryptozoologist Diana Malone, it offers one irresistible attraction. For over a hundred years, there have been whispers of wolves around the Crescent City, and the recent discovery of bodies in the nearby swamps hints at a creature even more dangerous one that could make Diana's career and fortune, if she lives to capture it. Adam Ruelle is a reclusive former Special Forces officer, the last of a mysterious Cajun family rumoured to be cursed, and the only person skilled enough to guide Diana in her search. Rugged and captivating, he fills her night with desire, but by day, Diana is plagued with doubts. Adam clearly knows more than he's telling, but is his aim to protect her or distract her? Something is stalking its prey in the Louisiana bayou, and every step towards the horrifying truth brings Diana closer to a centuries old enemy that lives for the smell of fear and the thrill of killing, again and again.