When the smoke clears, who will be left standing?Tattoo artist June Coffin has another, more hidden talent: she's a Siren who can influence people with the sound of her voice. But in the wake of a murder and shake-up at the Institute of Supernatural Research, her own powers are starting to kill her. The only chance she has of saving herselfas well as her kidnapped brother and best friendis to become a vampire. But joining the ranks of the vengeful vamp, Occam Reed, is the last thing June wants to do.Occam isn't the only danger June needs to worry about. Power hungry telepath Robbie Beecher will stop at nothing to gain control over Chicago. He'll destroy anyone who gets in his wayand June's lover, Sam, is high on the hit list since his bid for Mayor. With the city and June's heart being pulled in different directions, it's only a matter of time before the powder keg explodesand time isn't something June has much of left. With a city on fire, can she rise from its ashes?