While in Tennessee, Anita works with the local pack to defeat the Master Vampire in the area, Colin, as well as fight an internal battle with the spirit of Raina, the former lupa of Richard's pack. Anita also must learn to function as the leader of the were-leopards and take care of her own. Anita struggles to keep everyone safe as they fight to keep the local troll pack safe from Franklin Niley, an evil man who frames the trolls for two killings, hoping they will be hunted and he can have access to their land to hunt for an artifact he believes is located there. Niley hires a sorcerer to summon a demon, kidnapping Richard's mother and brother, threatening their lives if Anita and Richard do not leave the area. Anita is able to defeat Niley's demon through her own faith, which in turn gives her the inner faith to control the munin of Raina.