Alexandra Bailey sees it all from her desk at the New York Times. It's her job to strike the keys and breathe life into stories meant to feed a hungry nation, but never once did she fathomed becoming the next story splashed under that famous header. When a knife slips into her ribs at the tail end of a vicious abduction, Alex knows she's as good as dead. Until she isn't. Which makes the circumstances of her survival as impossible as the woman who saves her. The same woman with teeth and claws and friends with human faces hiding storybook monsters beneath. The last thing Alex needs is an adventure, but when she learns her savior is Leanna Farrow, the adopted daughter of a "missing and presumed dead" scientist who happens to be alive and well, Alex can't resist the allure of a good mystery. But digging into the world thriving below New York will put more than herself at risk. The closer Alex gets to Leanna the truth of her isolation in the Underground the closer Alex gets to one of the East Coast's most insidious crime families. The same family hunting for a presumed dead scientist and the impossible child she stole from them.