Jennifer Knight is in danger of losing everything and everyone important to her.
After battling warrior elves and high wizards on Magus, she thinks she might have an edge when she returns to Earth; she is wrong.
LaPointe and her wizards are threatening to close the portals between worlds, and they need Jennifer to make it happen. The best thing she can do is lie low, but that is not her style.
With no word about her missing werewolf boyfriend, and her house under gnome surveillance, Jen strikes out on her own to infiltrate the wizards and find answers. Her plans go awry because of an impulsive decision, and not even the help of friendly elves or a determined troll can forestall the terrible consequences.
Despite augmenting her deadly skills, Jen soon discovers that Earth's magic is fickle, and trusting anyone is nearly impossible when wizards can control minds. In the aftermath of a terrible showdown with the werewolves, Jen learns the consequences of using Careless Magic.