In Volume I, Blood on the New Moon, you were introduced to Taylor Thorn, an exotic entertainer who began experiencing flashback-related panic attacks in her early twenties. Struggling to understand what was happening, she sought professional help and agreed to be institutionalized. While in therapy, Taylor came to understand that embedded deep inside her psyche were alternate personalities developed as a survival mechanism in response to repeated traumatic incidents of abuse during her childhood. In Volume II, Lovely Beast, Taylor escapes the cruel clutches of a sadistic doctor who had her drugged and bound to serve his sexual obsession, only to be kidnapped as she fled the hospital by operatives of the Dallmann Council, a secret society determined to destroy America. Instead of weapons of war, they use economic terrorism to accomplish their goals. Undercover as an escort, Taylor must infiltrate various targets and force the influential individuals to serve Council directives.