This is the sequel to the best-selling Haven Hold by Shelley Penner. When Zach McKenna arrives at Haven Hold, his self-esteem is dismally low. Having lost his entire family to vicious raiders, he feels an intense distrust of mutants. Despite hearing of the holders' friendship with the mutant, Daniel, the first time he sees Daniel, Zach shoots him and rouses the anger of the entire hold. Will they still allow him to stay, or will they exile him to make his way through the dangerous wilderness alone? As a mutant born amongst normals, Daniel has suffered rejection, isolation and betrayal. When the people of Haven Hold offer him a permanent place in their community, it seems a dream come true. But can he teach Zach, his new partner, to trust a mutant?