As a Runner for the underground syndicate that controls the timewaves, Stassi’s job is to seamlessly slip through the past to acquire relics once lost in history. In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past. But Stassi has a mission of her own.
Growing up as a ward of the state, Stassi clung to the locket her mother placed around her neck the day she vanished. She has been waiting for a syndicate mission that might lead to answers about her family, and it has finally come.
Stassi’s next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions.
Because history is not playing out as it should be—a first for the syndicate. When the stakes are raised and it becomes a matter of life or death, Stassi and Gaige must ultimately decide how far they are willing to go to ensure the future as they know it.