I cross my heart: meaning, I'm not lying or I promise! It's Emmaline Stevens' favourite phrase, yet she is one girl who loves to lie and just can't keep her promises. That and she doesn't have a heart (literally). Emmaline is on Earth, where the most rebellious, desperate-for-the-human-life, soul-hungry or experienced enough Death Dealers live. She's looking for Adam. Always has. He's gone rogue, escaped from the Cage, and is on Earth. He'd probably fit into the desperate-for-the-human-life category. So when she finally finds him, and finds him pining after some human girl, it's time for her to tell him she's dead innocent about why she's been looking for him and that anything she says she's crossing her heart. But what will she do if Emily loses her figurative heart in the process?