In the second pulse-pounding novel in the USA Today bestselling Heirs of Chicagoland series, vampire Elisa Sullivan gets drawn into the shifting sands of Pack politics.
Vampires were made, not born—until Elisa Sullivan came along. As the only vampire child in existence, she grew up with a heavy legacy, and tried to flee her past. Then circumstances drew her back to Chicago, and she stayed to keep it safe. With shifter Connor Keene, the only son of Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, at her side, she faced down a supernatural evil that threatened to destroy Chicago forever.
After the dust from the attack has settled, Elisa is surprised when Connor invites her to a usually private Pack event in the north woods of Minnesota, and by the warm welcome she receives from some of Connor’s family, even though she's a vampire. But the peace doesn't last. The shifters tell tales of a monster in the woods, and when the celebration is marred by death, Elisa and Connor find themselves in the middle of a struggle for control that forces Elisa to face her true self—fangs and all.
Generational clashes within a clan of shape-shifters dominate the lively second installment of the Heirs of Chicagoland series (following Wild Hunger). When shifter Connor Keene, prince of the North American Central Pack, hears there are problems in one of the pack's clans in Minnesota, he invites his friend Elisa Sullivan, a bitingly snarky vampire, to go with him to intervene. He wants her opinion as an outsider, but also as someone he can see a potential future with. If he can get the archaic, patriarchal elders of the Minnesota clan to accept a vampire, maybe the rest of the pack will, too. When unknown creatures launch an attack on the clan and nearby townspeople, Elisa saves a life by turning someone into a vampire without first getting consent from either the victim or the clan elders, putting the alliance between shifters and vampires at risk. Connor and Elisa must find the attackers if they hope to save the clan, the alliance, and themselves. Elisa is a fierce and endearing heroine readers will root for. This urban fantasy is a treat.