A year ago someone starting killing people in London, ripping out their hearts and severing their spinal cords and leaving their branded corpses on the plinth of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square where it faced Charing Cross. Witnesses of a questionable backgrounds claimed to have seen a person wearing a long black robe flee the area. For that reason the killer was dubbed by the newsboys as the Bishop of Charing Cross.
Jack Talent had been assigned to the case, but has had little success in finding the killer, and his spotless reputation is now being called into question. Two years ago he'd been captured by demons. He'd been rescued, but not before he'd been tortured, marked and humiliated. Mary Chase, under the guise of being his knew partner, has been assigned the task of finding out if Jack is somehow involved in the killings. Unbeknownst to the general public, who know nothing of the supernatural world, the victims of these violent crimes had, until recently, been an assortment of raptor and sanguis demons. Could Jack be out for revenge? If so, why are some of the more recent victims turning out to be shapeshifters?
To complicate matters more, Mary and Jack don't care the least bit for one another. They're practically always at each others throats. There is a fine line between love and hate and in this book, one of those lines is about to be crossed. That is, if they can survive.