Assassins are not always the bad guys.
Thirteen-year-old Flint is sentenced to hang by the neck until dead. Steps away from the gallows, a mysterious jester and a black-cloaked figure snatch him from his guards.
He comes to the Hawks an untrained serving boy, but under their instruction he and his friend, Fleta, become skilled in the art of assassination.
In a country ravaged by corruption, only the Hawks dare to stand and fight for what they know is right.