Charlotte de la Cruz is overeducated and underemployed, wasting her time in San Diego, spending her free time chasing down conspiracy theories.
When a real-life conspiracy crashes into her life, she isâ€‹ â€‹pulled into the orbit of the Assassins, a mysterious organization withâ€‹ â€‹roots stretching back thousands of years, and users of stolen Animusâ€‹ â€‹technology, which allows them to experience the memories of theirâ€‹ â€‹ancestors as if they were there!
Charlotte has a secret in her blood... the genetic memory of an ancestor who was in Salem at the time of the infamous witch trials: Tomâ€‹ â€‹Stoddard, an Assassin who witnessed a dark act with repercussions for the present day.
As Charlotte is trained in the Assassins' art, and as she investigatesâ€‹ â€‹the life of her ancestor... the forces of the Templars move againstâ€‹ â€‹her. Will Charlotte learn the skills she needs to survive, and theâ€‹ â€‹truth she needs to prove her worth - before the Templars silence herâ€‹ â€‹forever?!