This is set before Something Secret This Way Comes: Secret McQueen, Book 1, so Secret has yet to meet Desmond and Lucas. In this one we are introduced to her vampire council liason Holden, who is dashing and annoying all at the same time. This is a taste of the great series Sierra Dean has created with Secret McQueen as a hybrid vampire/werewolf bounty hunter, actually make that more of an assassin. It has everything a supernatural story needs, great solid character and plot with a shot of humour and plenty of action. This writer has created a series that is strong enough to compete with most well known of authors in that genre. Great read.