A Carnivale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for a photographer. As festivity turns to frenzy, she is rescued by a powerful man disguised as a wolf. But was what she witnessed just the evening's entertainment, or something far more sinister? From a crumbled church in Venice to a secret society in New Orleans, the girl is led on a nightmare journey to the razor's edge of reality. Her mysterious savior is always a shadow behind her. A man whose closeness will both torment and tantalize her as darkness falls. Is he a friend... or foe?