Officially, 17-year-old Anya is dead. Unofficially, she's in New Orleans with minimal recollection of the night her mobster parents were murdered, and even less recollection of how she ended up in the hands of a shady nightclub owner.
After weeks of failed attempts, Anya escapes with help from the son of the city’s most notorious crime boss. Using his father and his connections to produce official documents, Anya proves she is who she says, despite the death certificate, and begins to teeter the lines between avenging her parents and earning the trust of the crime family protecting her.
When Anya’s uncle quietly resurfaces, he deems her more useful dead, and refuses to entertain her desire to piece together what’s left of their family. He threatens to destroy her relationships with the members and heirs of the crime family unless she becomes his personal assassin and spy.
Refusing to be a pawn, Anya forges her own path into the bloody criminal underworld to secure what’s left of her family’s empire before her uncle kills her—or before she kills him—all while navigating a blooming romance with the boss’s desperate-for-peace son, avoiding the detective that has his sights set on the family, and racing to ensure she’s exacted her revenge on those responsible for her parents deaths once it’s revealed to the world that her casket is empty.