Evangeline Stone wakes up in the morgue naked on a table with no idea of she got there. If that were all that were wrong it would be terrifying, but Evangeline wakes up in the body of Chalice (could Meding have picked a worse name?) - a woman who recently committed suicide. What she does not know is that now that she has opened her eyes, the clock has started to tick and she has three hours to discover who killed her and why.
Her first barrier happens when she grabs a phone to contact Wyatt, her handler in the secret police organization that she belongs to and realises that she cannot remember his phone number. In her former life, Evi was a hunter and her job was to issue warrants and police the dreg society in the society. Dregs are essentially the supernatural elements of the city and include but are not limited to, fae, vampires full and half bloods, fae, elves, trolls, gremlins etc,. Evi and her team keeps the humans safe from the supernatural element that they share the world with. Evi manages to make her way to Chalice’s home where she meets Alex - Chalice’s best friend. Though this is her first meeting she cannot help but feel some of Chalice’s residual emotions towards Alex.
When Evi does finally meet up with Wyatt, she learns that he gave up his free will to a powerful Elf in order to bring her back from the dead, firm in the belief that she has knowledge about an alliance which would shift the balance of power horribly. No matter how hard Evi tries, she cannot remember how she died. Wyatt and Evi’s investigtion is hampered by the fact that the triads believe that Wyatt has gone rogue and that Evi is directly responsible for the death of their team. There are no friendly faces anywhere the pair turns.
Evi must also confront her feelings towards Wyatt. Her new body desires him but at the same time she does not want to lead Wyatt on because he clearly loves her. When she does finally learn that her death involved a brutal rape, she tries to push past it and make love to Wyatt but discovers that some scars just don’t heal that easily. I really liked this scene because too often this kind of brutality is swept aside. I like that Wyatt stopped and did not blame Evi for the PTSD she was experiencing.