"Anita is upstate with Edward as US Marshals, trying to catch a serial killer that is killing Were Tigers across the country. Anita and Edward both know that the Harlequin still loyal to the Queen of Darkness are killing the Were Tigers, but they can't tell the police because they know that anyone who mentions the Harlequin without being invited, will be hunted down and killed and there are too many secrets from the other police. Anita can't explain everything, but because the Harlequin met each other masked, even the Harlequin on her side don't have faces or names to give to the police. Anita and Edward know everything and nothing that will help catch the killers. Edward begins to think that the killers are a trick to try and lure Anita away from Jean-Claude and all his bodyguards, so that the Mother of all Darkness can either have her kidnapped try and takeover her body, or kill her. Edward will propose to set a trap to lure the Harlequin in to try and take Anita. He bets that he, Anita, some guards from home and other Marshals will be better than millennium old vampire assassins. The vampires call Anita the executioner and Edward death but can even death and the executioner win against the Harlequin?"
Olaf/ Otto Jeffries: Olaf comes to help out with the murders. He becomes upset when he sees how much Anita has rolled Nicky. He flirts with one of the nurses in the hospital to upset Anita and show her that he would kill the nurse. One of the Harlequin injure Olaf badly but he is able to recuperate. He is now a werelion and disappeared. Dr. Patience is nowhere to be found. Edward and Anita believe that he took her. He leaves Anita a note stating he still wants to be with her but under his conditions.
Bernardo Spotted Horse: Bernardo is the one to pick up Anita in the hospital and to inform her that Edward had to call Olaf to be part of the job. Anita makes him realize that he is jealous of her because Edward rather take her as back-up before him and Olaf. The main problem is because she is a woman. He is taken into captivity by the Harlequin and is almost choked to death.
Ethan: He is a weretiger that carries 4 colors of tiger, blue, red, and white, and one that he does not know he had that is gold. When Anita first meets him she realizes he carries the gold tiger inside. Left alone with Anita, due to not being a pure red tiger (meaning not important to the clan), the ardeur begins to ride. Later in the story he feeds the ardeur and Anita promises to take him back to St. Louis. He is captured by the Harlequin with Anita, Lisandro and Bernardo. They chop off one of his fingers but it is stated because he is a were animal he will be able to grow it back. Anita's connection to him and Domino allows her to suck out of the energy of Marme Noir at the end of the book.