Laylah Blake was more than your average lawyer. She was the best at what she did. That's how she had gotten herself in serious danger with Jerry Anderson's gang- the Archists. But before her lawyer days, she was a law student dating Lucious Lyon. She carried him through 12 years without Cookie: helping him raise the boys and assisting him with creating the Empire. That was until she had enough of Lucious' power-hungry attitude and abusive ways with his sons. But now that hell is breaking loose and hidden secrets are being exposed, Laylah's life is at stake. And she may need to seek out protection from the man she once loved. And Lucious Lyon might be willing to offer it.