In this #1 "New York Times" bestseller, author Patricia Briggs "has reached perfection" ("The Nocturnal Library"), as Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter's biggest fear... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and her stepdaughter, Jesse, can't reach Alpha werewolf Adam--or anyone else in the pack, for that matter. They've all been abducted. Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. But she fears Adam's disappearance may be related to the political battle the werewolves have been fighting to gain acceptance from the public--and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outmatched and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.