This dark urban fantasy grips readers from the first page as ambitious young Capac Raimi arrives in the City to become his gangster uncle's heir. He embraces his new life, puzzled only in passing by his inability to remember anything of his past, and throws himself into learning the ins and outs of the City. One thing he learns early: don't cross The Cardinal, who, they say, is joined to the City at the soul. When a dream throws Capac into The Cardinal's path, he's offered a life-changing job, but at a high price. Riddled with mystery, interwoven with the months of the Incan calendar, and steeped in deception and intrigue, this is a wonderful start to The City trilogy.