Gifred beyond his peers, Jimmy was but a nimble street urchin in Krondor; a thief with potential. Until the day he met Prince Arutha. Aiding the Prince's rescue of Princess Anita from Duke Guy du Bas-Tyra, Jimmy ran afoul of Black Guy's secret police. Fearing reprisal and seeking an opportunity to advance his place in life, Jimmy fled Krondor and ventured north to Sarth. Suspecting the rural villagers had never encountered a lad with his talent and nose for finding wealth - other people's wealth. But Jimmy was unprepared for what greeted him. For sleepy Sarth was home to others who trod the crooked path, and more, to a darker secret, a dangerous presence thaht is unknown to even the local thieves and smugglers. This time Jimmy's youthful bravado and courage will plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and death.