High-school senior Gina Corcoran lived a fairly rmal life with her mother, grandmother, and brother. Once, every year or so, she would even get to leave her home in San Antonio, Texas, and spend a few weeks in the summer with her great-aunt Anna, at a small farmhouse just outside of Binghamton, New York. There she would be told stories of her family, of how they came from the Italian island of Sicily to America-first to New York, and then, when her grandmother moved, to Texas-and of her life in San Antonio. Family stories like these often have a lasting effect upon a person. The stories that she wasn't told were older, deeper, darker, and would change her life forever. This is the story of Gina, the great-niece of Anna Del For, the wealthy owner and CEO of Del For Bottling, producers of Acqua D'Arcamo, a popular, bottled water made at a plant on the grounds of the Del For Villa, an estate in Arcamo, Sicily. How Anna came to be the head of such a profitable company and all the abundance that came with it, at first meant very little to Gina, until of course, the legacy took hold. What some would see as a family legacy, others might view as a curse. How could Gina have possibly kwn what turns her life would take, when with each passing day, each startling revelation brought her closer to danger, dancing with death. Have you ever been frightened? So afraid that you could barely control your own emotions? Imagine what it would feel like if your inner fears and angers got the better of you and came out. Think of it as letting out the inner beast. Imagine, over time, being able to allow those feelings to come out whenever you needed them. Oh, and imagine that when you do, you are longer you, but rather a fully grown wolf-t a monster, t a science experiment, but a genuine, living wolf. You can think like a wolf thinks, see like a wolf sees, even hunt with the quiet tenacity in which a wolf hunts. And when you hunger, you will hunt. All this unfolds here, and more, as Gina becomes immersed in the Waters of Arcamo.