From the outset, Isolde could tell the Werehyenas were trouble. Protecting the boy from them, she discovers she can contact her dead predecessors - but at a cost. Then there's the nasty problem of the magician enchanting her colleague, and a Special Operations officer seeking her help with one of his men. To say nothing of AWE threatening to disband her team. Or Declan's anger with her and Michael. When Isolde finds out who Declan is and the link between him and Michael, she is faced with a choice she doesn't want to make. As she follows the trail of several magicians, Isolde finds herself facing a toxic mix of the blackest magic and the deadly strength of the hyena clan. She has only hours to overcome both to save Michael's life, and make a decision that could risk his life - or hers.