Fireheart has finally convinced Bluestar that Tigerclaw is a triator. She exiles him from the Clan and appoints Fireheart the new deputy. Ever since she drove Tigerclaw out, though, she has been mentally sick and won't recover. Fireheart's nephew, Cloudpaw, is taken away by twolegs because of their tempting kittypet food. Fireheart meets up with Ravenpaw and tries to rescue Cloudpaw. He would do anything to get his nephew back. Yet, Fireheart knows that Tigerclaw is lurking in the forest, just waiting to get revenge on him.