Kalrin Vallis, Kal to his friends, is an agent for the steadfast Aleph Association and practicioner of the arcane art of Attunement.  He's been assigned to protect Naldeen Drogan, a prestigious academic whose noteworthy accomplishments are tainted by accusations of corruption.  Drogan is on his way to meet Ayget Rulfin, a merchant with a shrouded past who deals in rare and valuable goods.  It's up to Kal to see that the meeting goes smoothly, and mosre importantly to ensure Drogan survives the day.  But a million things could go wrong.  Drogan has enemeis and the city has dangers of its own.  Is Kal ready for them all?