When Lenore O'Corbain's family was viciously murdered by the "Hangman," Lenore inherited the O'Corbain legacy--communicating telepathically with birds and merging with ravens. This "talent" had been in her family since time immemorial.
Noah, a raven, is the only surviving witness to the murders, and seven years later, he has given Lenore the first clue to the assassin's identity. Now the Hangman has decided Lenore is a threat.
Lenore meets Thor Odinson, and a whirlwind courtship ensues. Lenore is swept off her feet and quickly falls in love. But Thor seems to know too much about the murders, particularly about their ritualistic nature. The Hangman is watching Lenore, waiting for just the right time to strike.