Across continents and into and out of the hands of royalty, revolutionaries, smugglers, thieves, and the world's greatest tech engineers, was Marie Antoinette's watch, the "160" worth an estimated $40 million in today's dollars. Perhaps the most sought after personal technology device of the last 200 years, the timepiece, designed by the legendary Abraham-Louis Breguet, is the launching point for a thrilling and fluidly woven set of narratives that are, in part, forbidden love story, historical document, and police procedural.
Meteors aren't really stars. Lizbeth knows this. But she is a descendant of the Choctaw, who believe that meteors are really stars cast out of heaven - they are the fallen angels, the bringers of bad luck. When one of them lands nearby, Lizbeth sets out to find it. She returns with a mason jar full of magic even greater and darker than she could ever have imagined.
Damini is a teenage girl accidentally assigned to Hell. As one can guess, she wants out. To get reassigned to Paradise, she needs to unlock her mysterious past. A boy named Tuck is very much alive and willing to help her in exchange for his own ethereal answers. As the pair travel around the world to cut through the red tape of Hell's bureaucracy, they befriend an odd collection of demons and creatures. Focused on their own quest, they step right into Satan's plan for retirement...if he can just survive long enough to get there.