After centuries of waiting, the alpha has arrived. The pack is gathering. In the wilds of Mexico, the Old Ones gather around Shara as her third pregnancy nears its triumphant end. Meanwhile Kiona and Chris hide Joey in the Arkansas swamps, hoping the treachery they fomented will not find them. In California, Fenris rages over missed opportunities. As Joey grows into adulthood confined to a swamp, Morrigan, his unknown sister, comes of age under the tutelage of Holle, an Old One with an agenda all her own.
Feature One follows Parker and Doris as they attempt to will information and a confession out of a known financier of terrorism. Feature Two follows Detective Redgrove as she investigates the mysterious death of a Purple Heart and bronze star recipient.