Ambient Modifiers, or Ambimods, are a carnivorous species hunted to the very edge of extinction by the human race. Unable to hunt their prey freely, they hide among the shadows to preserve their numbers. However, one of them takes up an unbelievable task.
Lila van Shilon decides to leave the safety of her remaining Ambimod race and chooses to live amongst the very prey she was trained to hunt. Donning a human form, she moves to the city of Esguir and starts a long and arduous process of becoming one of the citizenry. The peace and quiet turns to a cacophony when fate brings the troubled artist Cole Archford, a man with nothing but ambition to spur him on.
What begins as a shaky friendship soon turns into a fight for control, and Lila soon finds herself becoming the prey.