When a city guard is killed in cold blood, the dishonored noblewoman Grace Hilren finds her adopted city fraying at the edges. The powerful Thieves' Guild is out for vengeance, the city guard, for justice. Both sides turn to the Death Dealer for assistance. Disillusioned and frustrated at being asked to kill the culprit for one side or bring him to justice for the other, Grace finds she must decide how she will proceed to keep violence from erupting across the city. With neither time nor allies on her side, how will the Death Dealer succeed at her self-appointed mission?