Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko where working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good, old-fashioned backstabbing. Now, just as their PI business hits a slow patch, the old crone shows up with a job. She wants them to find a stolen coffin that contains a blight that makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory. But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers have to hit the road. And if they're very lucky there might even be a return trip.