Protecting his family isn’t easy for Starke Coven. Miles below the surface of an inhospitable earth and struggling to make ends meet in a heart society, Starke works his legal maintenance job during the day, runs contraband through the dangerous underbelly of the city during the nights, and struggles to manage a depressed mother and father younger brother at home. When Starke’s father returns years after abandoning the family, Starke is quick to offer a bribe to keep him from destroying what he’s worked so hard to build. But as Starke struggles to deliver, he stumbles onto a secret that will leave hundreds of people dead. Starke is forced to decide whom to trust and the choice he makes could lead his family to destruction.