Returning to New Orleans after burying the mother who abandoned her twenty years ago, Detective Charlotte Caissie has lost the last link to her family. She'd never have thought the plantation hideout of one of the city's most nefarious mobsters would feel like home or that she'd find a warm welcome in the arms of his enigmatic successor. For a woman who's spent a lifetime dedicated to catching criminals, she'd avoided complications of the heart until the most inappropriate man imaginable pushed himself into her thoughts, her life, and her heart. Max Savoie sacrificed everything for her, becoming rescuer, lover, and protector. But he's more than a reformed killer in control of a huge leaning-toward-legitimate empire. He's also the leader of a shadowy clan of shapeshifters who are beginning to feel threatened by Cee Cee's constant presence and her influence over Max. Now, Cee Cee is about to learn that even if loving Max hasn't been easy, holding onto him could be deadly...