Stix, once a cold-hearted killer, has learned to love, trust and let go. Having won the battle against an inhuman foe and a coven of beasts, she covets her peace-she's earned it-and has lived placidly for two years. She has the life she always wanted but never dreamed was possible. But when a cave of Kaddahveen skeletons is found, new horrors arise. They unearth Penumbra's grave to ensure she has not risen from the dead, but her remains lie where they were buried, though not intact. Now they face a new foe with cruel tactics and wicked intentions, determined to ensnare Stix in a sinister scheme. With her trademarked wit and humor, she faces this new crisis with unbridled courage and seasoned fortitude. She questions why she must battle to keep the solitude she fought so hard for, but fight she will. And when that question is answered, incredible revelations and astonishing discoveries bring light back into the darkness.