Blanche finds herself entirely on her own in New York City and her summer job inadvertently brings her a jealous enemy and unsuspected terror. She tries to disappear among seven Franciscan friars who work with the homeless, but peril finds her even there as she struggles to console a dying man. Meanwhile Bear and Fish cut short their European trip once they learn that Blanche has vanished. Back in New York City they soon encounter a hidden malice stalking them as they (along with Rose and her mother) launch a Sherlockian search for Blanche. The suspense and fast-paced action continue in this second book of the Fairy Tale Novels series - a modern retelling of Snow White and The Seven Dwarves.