Adventure and romance lead Caitlin and Company into a lot of fantastical trouble when they fall into the business of the upper class in the city of Tras. Rumors have spread about a terrible affliction affecting only the wealthiest of the women, and one of them has hired the pair to find the source of the disease in order to cure them.
To add to their troubles, some of Asher's 'men,' those youngsters of the streets in his employ as his eyes and ears, have gone missing. Their friends and family plead with him to find them, and the trail leads them to the Angel Gates. The angels guard the numerous entrances to the catacombs of the ancient city where people go in, but they don't come out.
Their paths intertwine through forests and manor estates, and across the rugged roads of the grand city as they search for answers to their elusive questions. Along the way Cait finds herself growing closer to Asher, but shes' reluctant to admit her feelings, even to herself. Will she find him returning her love, or will her hopes turn out to be another fantasy in this strange new world?