Griffin Shaw and his wife were both murdered fifty years ago. Nowa minor angel, Grif's been granted permission to solve the mysteryof his own death . . . if he helps the Pure angels guide those soulswho might otherwise be Lost.Souls like Jeap Yang, a drug addict in his final moments of life.Grif knows that death is coming, but he cannot intervene. However,Grif's mortal lover, reporter Katherine "e;Kit"e; Craig, isn't constrainedby angelic protocol. If she can stop a death, she will.But as Kit is about to find out, there are things more traumaticand evil than murder. A strange new drug is literally eating tweakers'flesh from their bones, and Kit's crusade to get it off the streets is set topropel her and Grif into a battle with a vicious drug cartel. They'll haveto scramble to stay alive, stay together, and choose their own fate . . .before it's chosen for them.