Delia Bainsmith is the lead scientist of the Mexican lab for the dreaded council in charge of imprisoning and experimenting on the Breeds they’d created. When Wolfe kills a guard to protect Delia’s daughter, Hope, Delia surmises it’s the trigger for the mating bond and orders Wolfe to impregnate Hope for the next phase of the council’s plan.
After the explosion that destroyed the lab, Delia spent years trying to locate the breed wolves or proof of their death. Meanwhile she kept an eye on Hope’s reactions to the mating bond and taunted an increasingly irate Wolfe with untruths once he learned his whereabouts. Wolfe summons the pack to help him retrieve Hope from the council’s clutches.
For this readers taste this outing was much too short to revisit Breed history. There was little space left to Hope and Wolfe’s relationship with each other or the reader except the sex. What’s here is complete and fairly good and works for the series but feels extremely rushed.