THE YEAR 1935. Following Huey Laforet’s escape from prison, New York City has been plunged into turmoil— especially at Firo’s casino. Things took a turn for the unexpected when a suspicious visitor from the Runorata Family showed up at the establishment, and now Firo has his hands full with mysteries and problems to solve...Meanwhile, the alchemists begin setting their agenda into motion. Why are they converging on New York? Where will Nader’s path lead him next? What does the assassin Vino have to do with all of this—and whose side is he on?