After breaking up with her boyfriend, Constable Inspector Reva Lunaria has thrown herself into her work, once again resorting to the use of Wake to keep herself going. Tensions between her and Seeker Ansee Carya are high as they go undercover to stop a serial killer who is stalking Tenyl's sorcerers. But when the case is over, LCI Betulla dismantles Reva's team, sending Constables Ghrellstone and Gania to the Nul Pfeta division. Inquisitor Rhus Amalaki pulls Reva into his investigation into a plot against the royal family, and Ansee has to take up Reva's slack. In the shadows lurks The Minister, a religious assassin summoned to Tenyl for a single purpose; to kill Ansee Carya. While Reva and Amalaki close in on the conspirators, The Minister executes his plan to kill Ansee, and anyone else who may get in his way.