Unexpected happenings … Months after bringing down the last mark on the Black Slate, Sidney finds herself more isolated than ever. Buried in paperwork at the FBI her feelings about the Deep Black operation begin to fester. Just when she’s about to lose it, Section Chief, Ted Howard, intervenes. The Black Slate has another assignment. But there’s a problem. John Smoke is nowhere to be found. Enter Mason Crow, the next name of the Slate. The file shows records of the man being an international butcher and now he’s taken his brutal roots to DC. Sid has to find him, but will she be able to do it on her on. A mysterious reporter, Russ Davenport, tracks Sid down with some vital information, only to be shot down in the streets. A fire ravages Allison and Megan’s apartment building. Sid is faced with having to identify the charred bodies, that might be them, found inside. With her life quickly turning upside down, Sid finds herself in a labyrinth of new supernatural horrors that she never imagined before. Will Smoke be there for her or does she have to be there for him?