In the wake of his darkest hour, Peter has become indentured by the Supernatural Order. Stripped of his freedom, he spends the following years as the Order’s puppet while trying to mend from the events that led to his captivity. The split in his mind has become permanent, and the alter-personality he fights has added more complications to reclaiming his life. The only safe haven he knows is the vampire coven his brother, Robin, has established in Philadelphia.
Until an incident across the country demands his attention. Supernatural creatures descend on a bar named Nocturnal Embers in search of the secrets it holds. As Peter is sent to aid the local vampires (and report back to the Order), he is pitted against another man – an immortal named Victor Mason – who has his own agenda. Whether or not he can be trusted, Peter is forced to shadow him in order to complete his mission. Whatever is hidden from sight threatens to fall into nefarious hands, and if Peter hopes to see his freedom again he must decide which master he truly serves – the Order, the vampires, or himself.