Everybody wants a piece of Ivan Isaacs. The agents of the fallen angel Temozarela want to destroy him. The law has a bounty on his head, not knowing that no mortal man could hope to take it. The one who needs Ivan most of all is Coburn, a US Marshall who leads a team in an investigation of the recent string of "unusual" incidents around the Southwest. His only lead to finding Ivan is Lizzie, former leader of the Rebel Angels, and the only surviving Witness of the St. Baldlas Massacre. Lizzie needs Ivan too - he might be the only one who can help her cure the plague she contracted from her encounter with Temozarela's agents.