Max's arrival into Cali's world has sparked both hope and controversy for their society as a whole. Change is inevitable. For Cali, Max's unexpected appearance is a blessing, as she is finally free to be herself; a knight, a woman ... a lover. Her easy-going, slightly cynical façade hides a scarred woman who yearns to be accepted. But when Cali meets a sexy, intriguing stranger for a single night of passion, she never could have predicted the consequences. For her mysterious stranger hides a dark secret and could be the key to solving one of society's most shameful mysteries.Once one of the most noble and famous members of warden society, Dex's fall from grace decades ago has left its mark on the once proud warrior. Years of torture and self-imposed exile have left him with no friends, no family, and a menacing predator haunting his every step. One night of spontaneous desire with the woman of his dreams leads to his possible redemption ... but also to his possible death. Will old loyalties and new hopes be enough to save him? Or is his soul lost forever?