Ace of Shades
The Shadow Game Series
Author: Amanda Foody
If I’m not home within two months, I’m dead. That’s the warning Enne’s mother leaves for her before going off to visit friends in New Reynes — the so-called City of Sin. But when far longer than two months have gone by and her mother still hasn't returned, soon-to-be debutante Enne Salta decides to leave her finishing school in conservative, wealthy Bellamy — not to mention her reputation — behind to follow her mother’s trail. Her only clue? A mysterious letter from her mom, sent a month after she left, mentioning a "Mr. Levi Glaiyser."
Levi Glaiyser, it turns out, is a young con man in desperate need of cash. He reveals that Enne's mother was a renegade journalist, an undercover writer for a newspaper that still supported the old monarchy — brutally destroyed in a revolution 25 years prior. Enne and Levi find themselves reluctantly aligned, and search sends this unlikely duo through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets, and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. But as Levi’s enemies close in on them, Enne finds herself slowly surrendering to the City of Sin — and to all its vicious secrets...