Home should be where the heart is, but for Fleet Manteios it's nothing but a place of obligations and bad memories. When she's drawn back to Requies to attempt a reconciliation with her dying father, she finds it a changed city. Her estranged husband might still be there, but there's a fresh sense of hope and freedom on the streets – and there's trouble, too.
The last person Fleet expected to see has made her way to the city, and what's followed her could put every life in danger. Fleet's loyalties are about to be divided, between the family she abandoned, the friend who was once a foe, and the city she fled from – and which might not want to be saved.