Chavvah Trimmel, a were-coyote and part-owner in Sunny's Outlook, has recovered physically from her kidnapping, but emotionally she still has scars. Her best friend, Sunny, is happily married and knee-deep in baby poop. All Chavvah wants to do is focus on the future and forget about the past.
When the Tri-State Council of therianthropes decides to hold their annual jubilee in Peculiar, Chavvah is stoked. It's great for business, and a hunky new shifter in town might be the answer to getting over a crush she has on a certain werewolf shaman-doctor who doesn't know she even exists.
A murder in Sunny's Outlook makes ignoring Billy Bob Smith impossible, especially after he insists on trying to keep her safe. But his strange behavior - acting protective, territorial, and annoyed (okay, the annoyed part isn't that strange) - has Chavvah worried more about her heart than her safety. It doesn't help that she's hearing voices...again.
The town, full of shifters from Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, is on lock down. Another murder has everyone on edge. Can Chavvah and her friends find the killer? Or will she or someone she loves be the next victim?