By the will of circumstances, Vignette Stonemoss turned out to be a refugee. She reached Bürge, a city with a diverse population. In the homeland of fairies, the main character has serious problems. Flight was the only hope for salvation. There are enough refugees in Burg. This situation seriously worries the indigenous population. The townspeople believe that together with the refugees, unnecessary problems will appear in the city.
The locals are partly right. The influx of refugees provoked outright enmity between ordinary citizens and creatures endowed with special abilities. The situation worsened after the murder of one of the inhabitants of Bürge. Naturally, suspicions fell on the refugees. Detective Rycroft is investigating. He is convinced that the crime was committed by a vampire. Rycroft's casual acquaintance with Vignette turned into a close collaboration. Together, the refugee and the detective are investigating, solving the numerous problems of the inhabitants of Bürge.