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.
Cathy Clamp is a best selling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Along with C.T. Adams, (the pair now write as Cat Adams) she authors the Tales of the Sazi shapeshifter series and The Thrall vampire series for Tor Books on the paranormal romance shelves.
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