Under-the-table motorcycle mechanic Sly Morgan has been running his whole life, from his parents' past, and now, from the Legion drug dealers who murdered his family.
When the Ruler's daughter finds him, she plunges her father's dagger in Sly's heart. The antigen within grants Sly a name and a purpose but enslaves him to the Legion, a ritualized underworld hidden in modern day Chicago.
His only salvation is Gracious, a Claimed woman driven by strength and compassion, bound to her own web of deceit and forced servitude.
Protecting the secret locked inside him allows Sly a shot at a future, but spurs the Rulers of the Legions toward war. His alligience could unleash peace or seal his and Gracious' Second Death.