Maat Ferris, a retired werewolf hunter, and her lover Xavier have raced west across a barren post-apocalypse country carrying the controls to activate-or destroy-the last nuclear missiles on earth. Pursued by a dictator and the terrifying vampire who controls him, they have delivered their prize to Salvaje. Xavier's obligation to train Salvaje's army has them trapped in a city thriving on the spectacle of constantly battling humans, vampires, and werewolves. Much to Maat's dismay, Xavier is determined to protect her, a skilled hunter, at all costs-and the price might mean the destruction of their relationship. Specialists in Salvaje are desperately working to eliminate the missile threat before the vampire who plans to release them upon his enemies arrives. Despite their efforts, will Maat and Xavier fail and fall into the hands of the only creature on earth who frightens them more than death?