Curse workers are not legally allowed to make use of their magic, so they have a choice to make — ignore/don’t use their magic or use their powers to be a con-artist or mobster. Despite the fact that the rest of his family are all “workers,” Cassel is not. And although he is considered an outsider for his lack of magical abilities, he’s very much like his family in that he is involved in illegal activities. He runs a gambling ring at his private school and — oh yeah! — he killed his best friend, a girl named Lila, a few years ago. He doesn’t remember killing her, but he does remember standing over her dead body… and smiling. (He assumes that it’s because his brother, a memory worker, has modified his memories to let him forget killing Lila but doesn’t know for sure.) When a strange white cat from his dreams shows up in real life, Cassel begins to wonder how much of his life is as he believes and how much has only been lies.
The fast-paced action and mystery made me wish I was reading this story (instead of listening to an audiobook) so I could get through it even faster! Needless to say, I am seriously looking forward to more from this series.