|Publication date||July 10, 2012|
|Published by||Delacorte Press|
| Preceded by|
All Just Glass
| Followed by|
Promises to Keep
- This synopsis is taken from the front leaflet of the dust jacket.
ONCE, she thought she knew who she was, and who her father demanded she become. Now she is called Sarik, and though her life is supposed to be her own, she is still living in fear. She has become a mediator at the Haven #4 location run by SingleEarth, giving aid to those caught between two worlds.
One day, a stranger---someone like her, who just cannot be who she pretends to be---comes to join mediation group.
Alysia tells herself that she has put her days as a mercenary for the brutal Bruja Guilds behind her. She's been on the run for two years, with a two-million-dollar price on her head, but her past keeps interfering with her attempts to start a new life. A human among throngs of vampires, witches, shapeshifters, and Tristes, Alysia has always been determined to prove herself more than a "mere" mortal. Will becoming a member of SingleEarth allow her to finally put her past behind her?
On a stormy night, three bolts are shot by someone who knows their way around a crossbow. Many are suspected; all are affected. And both Sarik and Alysia must grapple with the impact---and determine what price must be paid.