As an Eskarian Defender, Christopher Bartholomew helps protect an unsuspecting humanity from demonic and alien monsters, destroying them and eliminating any evidence of their existence. When Christopher discovers that his true mate is a beautiful demon wolf shapeshifter named Mackenzie, he finds his sense of duty at odds with his heart. The arrival of a dark wizard who intends to fulfill the last of the Dragon prophecies and wreak destruction on the world triggers a crisis, as Christopher must either trust his new lover or destroy her to prevent her from falling under the evil wizard's control. Blackwood's tale of a modern world coexistent with a world of monsters and demons is a fast-paced fantasy adventure that should appeal to mature readers. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.