Ava's life has always been difficult. Most of her kind, the spider shifters, were culled when she was a child. She grew up in foster care and had to work extra hard to get the job as Medical Examiner for Grenfell. Nobody trusts spiders. Now a body has turned up, filled with a toxin not on their system. Someone's trying to frame her for murder, but who?
Agent Theodore `Theo' Ross never thought he would see Ava St Clair again. His first love. The one he never got over. Now he needs to figure out if she's capable of murder.
The tension is high. The long-denied need is palpable. They're on borrowed time because the killer has Ava in their sights, and it could be anyone.