"Lightfoot crossed the room in two steps, startling me. I backed up until my shoulder blades hit the wall, and then he was right here, leaning close to me. Impossibly close." Cassandra has a deadly secret, and an addiction to gambling. Her secret could get her killed, which is why she spends most of her life moving from city to city. While on the run from a murderous gang of cheated men, she is rescued by the man who calls himself "Lightfoot". Lightfoot is a master thief, notorious for his many daring jobs. And now the master thief wants something from the gambler, and he isn't going to let her go until he gets it.