A dead werewolf's been dumped at Mercy Thompson's front door. The leader of the local wolf pack is desperately wounded by the assassins. His teen-age daughter kidnapped by the attackers. Our coyote shape-shifter needs help...but where can she turn? With the loyalty of the pack in doubt Mercy's headed back home to the one man she's sure she can trust...and to a town that drove her out years ago. Will Mercy find the help she needs...or will old enemies make this trip her last?