Edgar, a half-demon, hides out in the city of New York. There he's finally made a permanent life for himself, but to him it's simply survival. As much as he tries to tell himself he likes working for a Black Market dealer, he feels like something significant is missing from his life. Now, a woman has come seeking out Edgar, asking for him to procure the purest essence of betrayal, which will require him to break the heart of someone who loves him. He has six months to retrieve the essence, or else.
Not only is he tasked with procuring such an essence, but Edgar is also thrown head first into a whirlpool lies, conspiracies, and trying to not be captured by the law. The world pushes down on the halfling, but can he push back?