Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover -- until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her caught between humanity and the relentless bloodlust of the yampiric Red Court. She disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it. Now she needs Harry's help more than ever.
For the vengeful Duchess of the Red Court has discovered a secret Susan has long kept from everyone -- including Harry -- and she plans to use it. To prevail, Harry may have to unleash the full fury of his untapped power -- and he may have no choice but to embrace the darkness within himself.
Because this time, he's fighting to save his child.