Thirty-year-old Alexander Winslow dreads the midnight hour when darkness permeates his soul and hours of torment begin. Passed down through the generations, an ancient curse has afflicted the Winslow family. Each night a horrible transformation begins and Alex changes into a panther, stalking the countryside until dawn.
Alex’s secret is in jeopardy when Victoria Northcott arrives.
Fleeing her uncle who wants to kill her, and take her inheritance, Vicki seeks refuge at the isolated Winslow mansion—home of her deceased father’s comrade. Unknown to Vicki, the friend is dead and his son, Alexander Winslow, knows nothing of the promises made by his father.
Vicki is desperate to hide for three weeks, until her twenty-first birthday, when she will legally come into a large fortune and become the guardian of her nine-year-old brother.
Wanting to turn her away, but unwilling to oppose his father’s written wishes, Alex reluctantly agrees to allow Miss Northcott to stay on the condition that she must never leave her bedroom at night—no matter what she hears.
Without lodging or money, Vicki consents to his strange request, but silently vows that she will uncover the reason for Alex’s peculiar demand.
When they are forced into a dangerous alliance, tempers flare and passions ignite as Vicki and Alex race to save her brother and undo the terrifying curse before evil destroys them.