Having just completed his mission to the House of the Blue Wisteria. Alex is looking forward to mate-bonding with his Fae lover, Stefan. The queen, however, has other ideas. It seems that Lord Des Mares, her peace envoy to the elf realm has gone missing. She orders a reluctant Alex, along with his squire Toby, to go to the Elf Republic to find him.
Things are complicated by the fact the two realms have been technically at war for centuries. When Alex and Toby arrive they are unexpectedly thrust into a murder investigation. An elf noble that was a highly vocal opponent of peace has been stabbed to death. Lord Des Mares is suspected since it turns out his dagger was the weapon that was used. He stands arrested and faces a trial and execution if convicted. With hidden secrets around them Alex needs all his wits to solve a "Murder in the Elf Republic".