Xavier Gaines, a corporate spy on the run, stumbles upon a strange house in a neighborhood he thought he knew. When the door shuts behind him he finds himself shanghaied by the mysterious Tamarina Voxana to a land of magic and shapeshifters, and charged with stealing the Book of Undone Deeds as his only hope of reprieve.
Xavier becomes a stranger in a strange land and must stay beyond the notice of the ruthless Guardsmen, and a powerful Oracle, who all have reason to want him dead. Allies present themselves, but they have their own secrets and agendas. To succeed, Gaines must discover the location of the Book and in the process, the truth of his own inner nature.