Jennifer Knight should be in her first semester of college; instead, she is broke, lonely, and beginning to lose her sanity.
Escaping from bounty hunters, she is separated from all her friends and allies. With only an uncooperative cactus and desert creatures for company, not even her improving magic can quell the nightmares from the failed attempt to save her werewolf boyfriend.
In her prized Camaro, Jen turns to the City of Angels to end her isolation. A plan to make some quick cash goes horrendously wrong, and some backstabbing criminals learn what it means to cross someone like Jen. Unfortunately, that's not the only mistake she makes in LA.
Jen retreats to the desert, planning to remain in isolation, but a chance encounter with a satyr entices Jen from her hiding place. She accepts help from the well-meaning feminist who offers respite from Jen’s dreams of fire and death, as well as an invitation to speak with a Russian magician who might be able to answer some of Jen's questions.
But Jen's mere presence puts the empathetic satyrs in danger from threats both ancient and new. Their only hope is if Jen can learn to dance in the magic. Even then, it might not be enough.