Pursued by bounty hunters, Cyriana Faesen has little choice but to accept the contract for a heist more suicidal than daring. Targeting an impregnable tower at the behest of an unknown aristocrat, she needs to recruit a team of dangerous misfits and loners willing to risk their lives at her command. The reward is riches beyond compare, yet deceit is common when thieves and murderers match wits. In this lethal game, the only assurance is a blade and survival might be the lone prize worth earning.
Includes the prequel Backlash, a short story that tells the tale of how Cyriana found herself a wanted fugitive.