When Grace Hilren fled the city of Glenbard she left the alias of Death Dealer behind her. Living in relative peace in her home of Arganis word reaches her that someone else has taken up her old identity and used it to murder a Glenbard city magistrate. The disaster seems too far away to do anything about until it makes its way to Arganis. Suddenly Grace finds herself at the center of a plot that could get her and everyone she loves charged with treason.
Back in Glenbard Jack and Ridley watch as the city they love falls apart amid tensions. The people are starving, the Thieves’ Guild is breaking apart, and now the only magistrate holding the city together has been murdered. When Jack’s past catches up to him he finds himself in a unique position to keep Glenbard from descending into complete chaos. With a country between them can Grace and her friends survive long enough to be reunited?