Only slaves and corpses come out of the Bureau.
Seventeen-year-old Clover Rhodes has been told this her whole life, but when her family is taken by the Bureau, she’s forced to make a decision: follow the rules and stay hidden with her pack of werewolves, or turn away from their safety in a wild bid to rescue her parents and two younger siblings.
Elliot Montgomery, nineteen-year-old son of the Bureau Director, is next in line to lead the agency in its campaign to bring the werewolf population under strict control—and he’s the only thing standing between that control and his cutthroat brother’s plans for a werewolf genocide.
That is, until Clover Rhodes happens.
Determined to get her family back, Clover attacks Elliot in his own home and holds him hostage while posing as his slave. Using her new cover, she sneaks her way into the Bureau in search of her captured family. What she finds instead is a front row seat to the twisted exhibition of mistreatment her people suffer at the hands of the Bureau. And what she faces inside herself is the possibility that Elliot–her prisoner–is not as corrupt as she wanted him to be.
Reed is inside the bureau. Somewhere. With nowhere else to turn, Clover and Elliot must rely on her pack for help. Her leader, a longtime friend of her parents, and a window into their past as vandals and agitators, guides them back to Fisher. While he’d always been unpalatable, the more Clover learns about Fisher–the man who gave her all the paperwork she needed to pass undetected into the Bureau–the more questions she seems to have. Both about him and her parents. And when he gives her the worst news they could get, Clover is left to face her greatest fear, or face a life without her brother. Trapped between the Bureau’s rigid security and Agent Dominic Rainer’s devotees, Clover and Elliot must navigate their way through a system stacked against them, all while trying to manage their own developing feelings for each other. The closer they get to answers, the closer the moon comes to its peak, and the harder it is for Clover to quiet the monster inside herself. Will her pack end up on Rainer’s radar because of her? Will she be able to overcome the wolf clawing at her body’s cage? Will she be strong enough to do what’s right? Elliot may be the only one who believes she can.