Rune Alexander wants to get through her days doing her job, which is protecting the humans against the myriad of supernatural creatures, known as Others, who exist uneasily in a human's world.
But she is unstable and damaged. She realizes how broken she is even as she continues to submit to the unspeakable things her lover does to her, craving desperately the strange peace she finds in the aftermath.
When she discovers things are not as they seem and a faceless human is torturing the supernatural groups in her city, she and her crew must break the rules and begin to protect the Others from the humans.
But as the darkness inside her becomes stronger and she ends up on the wrong side of a battle she must not lose, who will save Rune from herself?
In this book, we are introduced to Rune Alexander, leader of the Shiv crew. She is a part of law enforcement that deals with others, she protects the humans from Others that want to hurt them. The Others encompass all "monsters". Vampires, Shifters, Warewolves, Trolls, Ghouls, the list is endless. She is a part of one cog of the cops that deals with other worldly beings. But, little do her teammates completely know, she is a part Other. She was adopted by great parents, so she doesn't know exactly what she is. All she does know is that somehow, she killed her parents. She sees herself as an abomination, one part her and one part her monster. The only thing that keeps her going is having her boss, Jeremy, beat her to within an inch of her life. It is a twisted relationship, because he gets off on hurting her badly. The only two things that save her are her otherness and her sweet assistant Ellis. Ellis brings her blood to consume and it heals her wounds. She thinks nothing will ever make her better, and quickly, she has her world turned upside down. Someone high up is blackmailing the Other groups and killing a lot of them. Rune realizes, with the help from the only people she can trust (her team) that something big is happening and she has to save them all. There are quite a few additions plots and twists through this book that make you unable to put this book down. Will Rune find the truth and stop the evil in time? Will she learn who she is? Are her adopted parents not dead? These and more make this an amazing introduction to an ever incredible world and I cannot wait to see what happens next!