When Larry Nash picks up a lost wallet in the mall parking lot, he has no idea it will change his life forever. The wallet contains a thousand dollars and 10 intricately painted pewter figures. Once he takes the wallet he unleashes a dark curse that will transport him to another world of tarot cards, with wizards, warriors and demons. Here he becomes responsible for the lives of the ten people represented by the figures. When he learns that the figures also represent people in his own time--one of whom he has fallen in love with--the stakes rise to a new level. Awarded first place in the Published Fantasy Category in the 2003 Royal Palm Literary Awards, sponsored by the Florida Writers Association.