For Stefan, the killer for hire, this is just another routine assignment. Every year he travels north to Brend, at the very edge of Sogen Valley, to a cabin way up in the mountains. Here, he waits. Then, during the annual winter party, a note comes. Carefully pushed underneath the door to his hidden chambers, containing the name of one unlucky guest who won’t come down from the mountains again. For Enra Vadir, everything is about to change. He’ll soon be leaving his life of drinking and gallivanting in the far west behind, hoping to pursue a vastly different career path. An invitation to attend a party far north could open all the doors for him. There’s just one problem: His name is on Stefan’s note.