The winged messiahs who rule the district beyond the pearly gates have given humanity a choice: live outside with the threat of being warped by magic, or petition for entry at the cost of their free will. The deal sucks for others, but it's fine by Serenity Harker, because outside no one can discover her secret hunger. Outside, Serenity can go on pretending she has control. But one slip is all it takes for her carefully crafted facade to unravel.
Exiled to Midnight, the district of moonlight and monsters, her hunger finally has a name. Here Nephilim Protectorate are the only line of defence between humans and dangerous magic. The protectorate males want to help her fit in, but their terrifying, charismatic leader refuses to let her off the leash. Just when it feels like she's banging her head against pectorals of steel, a chance to prove her worth leads to a case that will test the limits of her control. The stakes are raised, and the nightmare begins.
It looks like she may have to do the unthinkable. She may have to lose control.