Dan Down is dead. The kindly old man had the life choked out o him by that murderin' cutthroat Jack Jessup. And Gambit couldn't do a thing about it, 'cause he was busy getting the stuffing beat out of him by Alphonse a mutant assassin on the payroll of gangster Orlean Coooper.
Everybody's been chasing after a mystically powerful deck of tarot cards called the Inficio Aquilius. Remy had them last, but with him incapacitated, they will soon be in the possession of Cooper, and he's got some very diabolical plans for them. There remains one slim hope: that final phone call Dan Down made before he was killed was to a phone number given to Dan by a deck of cards...a phone number of a certain school in Westchester, New York.