Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but sheâ€™s already seen a lifetimeâ€™s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back. Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water. Merit and her allies rush to figure out whoâ€™s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether thereâ€™s any way to stop the wanton destruction.Â The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.