True love brings a deadly threat to the Black Dagger Brotherhood in this sizzling new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells—and fighting an undeniable attraction to a woman. As a thief, he has stolen a lot of things…but he never thought his heart would be taken by another. Especially not by a human.
As a homicide detective, Erika Saunders knows there is something otherworldly going on in Caldwell, New York. Mutilated bodies that cannot be explained are all over her case list—and then there are her nightmares in which she’s hunted by shadows and captivated by a mysterious man who is both a suspect and a savior.
When Devina’s wish for true love is finally granted, Balthazar and Erika unwittingly become the gateway for the rebirth of an old enemy of the Brothers. Will the very thing that brings them together lead to the ultimate destruction of the Brotherhood? Or will they have to lose everything in order to save the race’s most sacred defenders?
J.R. Ward is the author of more than sixty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than twenty million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-seven different countries. She lives in the south with her family.
"Narrator Jim Frangione brings listeners back to a world in which fierce vampire warriors protect each other while living among humans in Caldwell, New York. Frangione’s deep voice is perfectly suited to bringing the characters to life. Vampire Balthazar has become possessed by demon Devina, a situation that prevents him from being with the human police officer Ericka, whom he loves. Frangione brings out Devina’s evil and adds touches of childlike petulance when she doesn’t get her way. Frangione’s powerful performance is well matched to the suspenseful story as old enemies return and listeners wonder if Balthazar and Ericka will be able to make a life together."