A Kith boy stumbles out of the Sunshine Room's portal to all times at Five Whippet West and hires Miss Kitty's to find his cousin, Cima, who is still on the timetracks.
For that Sazzy hires her waywalking friend, Das .
When the boy, K'Thery, becomes seriously ill, however, Sazzy realizes there is more to the case then it seemed at first: the boy has been poisoned.
The local heal hall has no way to combat the poison. But one of their friends knows of a Legend Community healer who might be able to.
When Das returns, Sazzy discovers the poisoning wasn't a one-person occurrence. The boy's cousin was also poisoned, and she died on the tracks.
Upon hearing the news, K'Thery reveals he expected Das to find his young cousin, Navvy, and a friend of Navvy's, Sipper, with Cima.
Sazzy knows the name Sipper—it's a young cousin of hers, who has been lost for about ten years.
When one of his cases sounds far too close to hers, Dusty becomes involved. Far too involved—he is poisoned, as well.
Now Sazzy rushes around trying to find and put the pieces of the case in a sensible order so she can demand the counterpotion from the bad guys...because the Legend Healer refuses to heal anyone not of the Races.