Years ago, Nolly Stennis had been a promising baritone. On the threshold of a great career on the operatic stage, illness had ruined his voice. Then a cellist friend received an offer from a company called Narabedla, only to disappear shortly thereafter. When Nolly investigated, he uncovered many more inexplicable disappearances of talented musicians, and found out too much about the shadowy figures behind Narabedla. Now Narabedla is determined to keep him quiet—by making his greatest dreams come true . . .