Michael is supposed to be the Leader of the Host of Heaven's angels, but lately he spends his days ignoring his responsibility and going on the offensive against demons. His extracurricular damnations couldn't avoid the gaze of Hell forever, though, and before long, he finds himself captured by the demon Asphodel.As Asphodel tortures a despairing Michael, Heaven's second-in-command, Gabriel, sends former demon Bedlam to look for the missing archangel. Bedlam wants nothing to do with a Heavenly mission, especially one that involves helping Michael, so he decides the best way to never get another order is to disobey this one. Instead, he drags his friend Khet on a road trip that may change their relationship forever.While Bedlam shirks his duty, Asphodel spins a web around Michael. Can the already-broken archangel discern truth from fiction in time to escape? And if not, will he be able to face the real motivation for his kidnapping when it finally comes to light?