When troubled teenager Rosa escapes her life in New York to stay with family in Sicily, she stumbles into a sinister Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, generations-old rivalries. How is handsome, mysterious stranger Alessandro involved? And why is Rosa so powerfully drawn to him, even though she knows he spells danger for her and her family?
Simmering at the heart of the conflict is an ancient myth surrounding the vanished empire of Arcadia and its people, who, in the tales of legend, could shapeshift into animal form. Can Rosa unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present?
With millions of books sold worldwide, Kai Meyer is one of Germany's most successful writers. He is the author of the Wave Runners and Flowing Queen series and is classed as "One of Germany's most gifted storytellers." Der Spiegel