Elle Scott lives in the light and the dark, as both a midwife and a sexual assault examiner in a college town. Fall is her most dreaded season; the city is flooded with students and assaults escalate. A string of attacks ratchets up her alarm as Elle discovers she has a connection to each of the survivors and begins to wonder if she is the ultimate target.

Detective Vincent Russo has plenty of professional and personal reasons to catch the serial rapist, but keeping sweet Elle Scott safe tops the list. Elle is used to fighting as an army of one, but accepting Vin’s help—and love–may well be the most powerful weapon against the evil that stalks her.