| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
In a sleepy little town on the border between Arizona and Mexico, Agent Riley Finn and his operative wife, Sam, have tracked down an international smuggling ring involving vampires. Surprisingly the call for reinforcements is answered by Buffy Summers and the atoning vampire Angel.
Now tempers are flaring in the heat of the day — and night — as people are dying and locals are turning a blind eye to the deadly events. Bodies are turning up in the surrounding desert, some drained of blood, some having succumbed to another, fast-moving death. Riley Finn is noticing the arrival of more and more crows to this area, ominous portents of the events ahead. But even Mr. Secret Agent Man is distracted from his job when his wife goes undercover with Angel…
- Sam is revealed to be pregnant, but no reference is made to the baby in future appearances.
- The Historian's Note places the novel in an alternate version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Seven. (This is consistent with Buffy working as school counsellor, placing it prior to "Dirty Girls", although references to it being summer break do not match the chronology.) Presumably it takes place early in Angel Season Four.
Behind the scenes
- French: “Sept Corbeaux” (Seven Crows)