A journey to a mystical library deep in the heart of The Red Rock Desert proves deadly. Jason Litweiler, a young wizard, is assigned a case involving the murders of several guards, with the darkly beautiful Mortyiene as his partner.
Upon arriving at The Library, he befriends a library cat who helps him find his way through the library and investigate the deaths of the guards. Despite his allergies, he learns to rely upon her knowledge of The Library and its denizens.
As the investigation unfolds, he learns that the murders are part of a deeper plan. Together they uncover a truth that influences the nature of war itself. The trio discovers that the killer has motives more sinister than they can imagine.