The final novel of the African Immortals series (or I suppose, final so far), and apparently, though I didn’t know it going in, a sequel as well to Due’s other book, Joplin’s Ghost. Phoenix is a now retired musician/singer who is approached by Johnny Wright with a proposal. He works for a large corporation that has recently achieved a large amount of scrutiny and infamy as the producer of “glow” what is seen from the outside as a new drug that is both promoted as a life-saving and youth-inducing wonderdrug but proponents, and the newest most dangerous street drug by its opponents, which include most world governments. She is asked to give a private concert, where she’ll be allowed to set most of the terms, and she’ll receive $5 million. She doesn’t really need the money, but feels eventually compelled to give the concert. At the concert she realizes it’s not just a corporate gig, but a mass healing event (or the start of a cult) where Fana, who us readers know from the previous novels, uses the collective power of the music and her powers to heal all those in attendance, including Phoenix who has been hiding her cancer. When she returns home, Phoenix is captured by the US government, separated from her son and husband, and interrogated about the location of Fana, Glow, and the other immortals.
That’s one part of the story, the rest comes from our more regular characters as we slowly make our way to a final showdown (death or marriage) of Fana and Michel, while those others in their lives play out their specific roles in the drama.