Rory has known about Mannahattaathe spirit world filled with the agodsa who ruled New York City in its early daysaonly a month when an earthquake strikes. This is no ordinary earthquake, thoughait is the islandas attempt at breaking the Trap around Central Park. The Trap must open or the balance between Mannahatta and Manhattan will be destroyedaand only Rory can open it. But it will take help from Roryas newfound friends, including the band of children of the godsaaka the Rattle Watchaand encounters with some of New Yorkas famous figures, including Washington Irving, Captain Kidd, and Bill the Butcher, to help him figure out how to do that. And the answer may just surprise him. . . .