There are those living secretly among us who have the power to change their physical form from that of a human to an animal, even animals thought to be mythical, such as dragons. Throughout out the ages, these shape shifters have come together in a loose organization to protect themselves from humans – and other shape shifters. According to their code, killing another shifter is a crime, no matter if the shifter was slaughtering humans.
Kyrie Smith, a young panther shifter, must decide where she will stand: with her group or with humanity at large. And she'll have to do it while both older shifters and her boyfriend Tom Ormson – a dragon shifter – push her from quandary to quandary and police detective Rafiel Thrall – who happens to be a lion shifter – demands her help in solving mysterious murders that he suspects have been committed by a shifter. But when Tom begins getting telepathic warnings from the Great Sky Dragon that his life is in danger, the same dragon who recently almost killed him, he and Kyrie realize that much more is involved than a homicidal shape shifter.
Someone – or something – has been killing shifters in large numbers, and the most ancient and powerful of shifters are converging on the city to find the killer. And anyone, human or shifter, who gets in their way will be eliminated without mercy...
Sarah A. Hoyt is an author who also writes under the names Sarah D'Almeida and Elise Hyatt.
Hoyt writes fiction in various genres. Most notably, the first book in her Shakespearean fantasy series Ill Met by Moonlight, was a finalist for the 2002 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (which was instead won by Lois McMaster Bujold).
Her Musketeer's series begins with Death of a Musketeer, a Mystery Book Club selection and includes three other titles from Berkley Prime Crime.
Her favourite genre, however, remains science fiction and fantasy, and Hoyt is a prolific writer with dozens of short stories published. Her shapeshifter series include Draw One in the Dark and Gentleman Takes a Chance, urban fantasy adventures, from Baen