Nikolai goes to Montreal to warn Sergei Yakut of the current threat to Gen One Breed males and walks into a nightmare. Soon his own life is at risk and he must rely on the help of Yakut's beautiful guard, Renata, to help him out of a bad situation. Contrary to his nature, he finds himself drawn to Renata in a way he's never experienced. At the same time, he must help Renata rescue the young oracle named Mira from her captors. This story has just about everything to capture your imagination and attention. Nikolai has always been one of the more intriguing Warriors of the Order and pairing him with Renata, a formidable Breedmate, is brilliant. Her psychic abilities are extraordinary and a perfect compliment to this Breed male. The villains are absolutely despicable and brutal. There are twists and turns throughout the entire story and I didn't want to blink in fear of missing something. Just about every word matters. This may just be my most favorite in the series to date. Renata has hard and soft sides that makes her very interesting. She leveled Nikolai at their first meeting but then she is the maternal, nurturing figure for little Mira. Sergei may be a Gen One Breed male but he's difficult to respect. And, we are introduced to the Hunter, one of Dragos' Gen One creations. I've always been drawn to Nikolai and finally got the opportunity to really experience him in action. Set aside time to read as much of this book as you can in few sittings because you will not want to set it aside. And, the ending will have you wanting to reach for the next installment.