Malcolm of Dunroch has been chosen by the secret Brotherhood, a nameless society of pagan knights sworn to defend mankind. He is a novice to his extraordinary — and dangerous — powers. But he has already broken his vows — for an innocent woman’s death is on his hands. Malcolm is determined to fight his dark sexuality, denying himself all pleasure . . . until fate sends him another Innocent, the beautiful bookseller, Claire Camden.
Desire is the first weapon . . .
Since her mother's murder, Claire has done everything possible to make a safe, secure life for herself in a city where danger lurks on every street corner, especially in the dark of the night. But nothing can prepare her for the powerful and sexual medieval warrior who sweeps her back into his time — a treacherous, frightening world where the hunters and the hunted are one and the same. Claire needs Malcolm to survive, yet she must somehow keep the dangerously powerful Master at arm’s length. For she has no wish to die in his bed like the others — in the throes of dark, forbidden pleasure.