For Lina Oveisi, Chicago is merely a holding ground for all her broken dreams. Her fathers dead, and been so seven years, but that hard fact is no less biting as timerolls on. Its the mystery of his death which has never settled with Lina, and at eighteen shes still plagued by it. Desperate for a break, she decides to leave home, even as her mother frets over her well-being, her boyfriend recovers from their break-up, and her step-dad attempts to put his totalitarian foot down. Au pair to an elegant Egyptian couple? Who wouldnt love that dream job? To Lina, it will be the journey of a lifetime. She has no idea whats in store, but figures that, anything has got to be better than summer puke parties, and forced smiles.The universe has a funny way of unfolding truth. It is unexpected. It is life-altering. It is also scary as hell. For one young woman, the universe speaks, and it speak directly to her, through the vessels of those she never imagined existed. They alone hold the key to unlocking the secrets she seeks: the missing pieces to her fathers disappearance, the truth of her lineage and its purpose, as well as discovering a whole other world--a secret society that she will soon be responsible for.How will she let go of her old life, in order to embrace a new one? Will she submit to a prophecy, which was carved out thousands of years before her birth?Can she find balance between herself, forbidden love, and those shes sworn to protect?