Nearly two years have passed since vampires invaded the human cities and were repelled with the help of witches. David Carr is a Hunter, a witch who uses his abilities to hunt the remaining rogue bloodsuckers. Concentrating on the hunt provides escape from the ever present guilt he feels over abandoning his human lover, Blaire Slater shortly before the war began. Fleeing the vampires who changed her, Blaire finds herself pursued by a Hunter. When forced to face the witch who stalks her, she discovers her lost love, David, now her unwitting natural enemy. Will Blaire prove she is still the woman he fell in love with--despite her thirst for blood? Will David come to forgive himself for his key role in her fate? Together can they prove that once prey does not mean always forsaken?