Miriam had just finished school and was unsure where life would take her. She had always been able to see colors around other people, but that always seemed like a nuisance. When her brother comes home and asks for her help she finds herself in the big city for the first time. As she learns about her developing aura-reading abilities she uncovers a nefarious scheme to control the city's courts through the manipulation of Aura Wardens. She matches wits with the crime lord behind the scheme and overcomes a kidnapping, threats, and direct attacks to her aura. In the end, she manages to help her brother's girlfriend, to free a wrongfully imprisoned man, and also to improbably fall in love.