Tracking him to a Paducah bar, Protector Aiden Marschant must stop the rogue vampire’s mayhem before he betrays the secret of the Shanrak people. When the rogue strikes again, Aiden finds the victim's infant daughter in her car. Unable to expose his identity to surrender the child to human authorities, and unwilling to let her fend for herself, he makes the ultimate mistake of taking the baby home with him.
Questioning witnesses at the bar, rookie county sheriff's deputy Shanna Preston learns of two men, possible suspects in the young woman’s murder. When the FBI takes over the case, Shanna's determined to help bring down this vicious killer.
Aiden must find someone to care for the human child before she awakens in him a fatherly instinct that could bring on the forbidden bloodlust mating urge. He sets his sights on lovely redheaded Deputy Shanna Preston, but Shanna isn't set up to care for a child she knows must be turned over to the proper authorities. She suspects Aiden's guilty of kidnapping and fears he may be involved in murder.
Can Aiden keep his cool around Deputy Preston long enough to stop the dangerous killer? Can Shanna survive the affections of Protector Aiden Marschant and live to tell about it? And will either of them be allowed to live when the Shanrak Enclave finds out what they've done?
Rating: Graphic sexual content, language, and violence.