Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan a calico cat among lions and tigers is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father s successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she s less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that s the high point of her day. She s also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She s got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she s not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her.