The sequel to Night Watch, this is three linked stories in the dark Moscow and Russia of the author's imagination. It's three stories from the dark side this time. The first is Alisa's story, starting with a mission that drains her power and ending with her falling in love for one of the night watch. Second is a man without a memory but with a lot of power, which seems to be increasing with time. What's happening to him and why can't he remember his past? The third is a sequence where they all come together and events in the first and second book come to a head. There are a lot of plots and a lot of side issues, some of which remain unresolved at the end.