In this continuation of the Silver Lion narrative, we find Kara Ben Nemsi and Halef starting out on yet another exciting journey, this time in the Persian city of Basra. Ready to take on new adventures, they not only encounter an old friend of theirs, but also yet another member of the “Shadows,” an arcane cult involved in organized crime in the region. Through subterfuge, our heroes are able to obtain a mysterious letter from this man. As Kara and Halef leave Basra, they realize that they might have left the disease-ridden city too late. Despite the clean mountain air, Halef is beginning to show signs of sickness, and even Kara is beginning to make mistakes. Will our heroes be able recover, and what additional adventures will they experience?