Originally published in the anthology On the Prowl, Alpha and Omega is a short story which introduces Anna Latham and the Chicago pack. It is the start to the Alpha and Omega series and is followed by Cry Wolf. Anna is an Omega wolf who is struggling to make ends meet and is forced to the bottom of the pack structure, eventually, she works up the nerve to call The Marrock about the odd events occurring in her pack. The Marrock sends his son Charles out to Chicago with specific instructions to look after Anna and discover what is going on.