World-class entertainer and Sazi councilmember, Antoine Monier has taken his big cats all over the world without any trouble – until his latest trip to Stuttgart, where one of his tigers is stolen and killed. To Antoine's surprise, the German police have another tiger in custody – a tiger who is actually a lovely Turkish American woman, Tahira Kuric.
Like Antoine, Tahira is a shapeshifter, but of the Hayalet Kbile, the ghost tribe of shapeshifters. And despite their immediate attraction, Tahira wants nothing to do with Antoine – the Sazi are the enemy of the Hayalet Kabile.
But Tahira doesn't have a choice, because she and Antoine have discovered that she is a fabled "power well," able to store magical energy from other shapeshifters – and something is hunting her, eager to use the powers for itself.
Only if they can set aside their peoples' ancient rivalry and rely completely on each other – body and soul – can Tahira and Antoine save themselves and their people.