In this vibrant and original novel, Hetty Rhodes, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helped usher dozens of people north with her wits and magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries together. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, they set off to find answers. But the secrets and intricate lies of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up questions. To solve this mystery, they will have to face ugly truths all around them, including the ones about each other.