The Alpha Initiative is a very secret, very illegal, experimental project headed by a dangerous scientist who is far more than just a "little" mad. Forced breeding between different shifter species, gene splicing, and inhumane experiments are a few of the means utilized to create the perfect species. This new breed of shifter will be the alpha of all species that will head the world into a new era of domination, where humans are no longer at the top of the food chain.
Alex, aka Test Subject A, has been experimented on by mad scientists from her earliest memories. She's a hybrid shifter, born and bred in captivity solely for her unique ability to adapt her shift form to dominate any situation, and any opponent. These scientists will do everything and anything to keep her in their possession.
During transportation to another facility across the ocean, the ship Alex is being held on is raided by pirates and she is taken prisoner. An illusion that was put on Alex to mask her female scent and make her appear male, may be the only thing that saves her from a much worse fate at the hands of the ruthless pirates. Only problem is, if she ever shifts, the illusion will break and reveal her true self.
Is the fact she's female the real reason for keeping her identity hidden, or is it something with much worse consequences if ever brought to light?
Which will be the lesser of two evils in the end: pirates or mad scientists?