Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard. But after losing his position to false accusations of theft, he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.
While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, Daveth knows he certainly can’t be trusted. But Daveth, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men encounter dangers and magics of many kinds, including river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could possibly be Daveth’s salvation. But when everyone’s integrity is questionable and death is eager to dance, it’s going to take more than sorcery for Daveth to survive.