From the book:
New York is a rock. Underneath is where we squirm.
The NYC occult underground is the dark heart of the city. Its arteries are the Network, the criminal syndicate that even the mafia fears. Its soul is the Fate, a secret order of sorcerers and psychopaths. And its brain is Stephen Alzis, a man who can convince your own shadow to betray you. From the highest skyscraper to the deepest ghoul warren, to them we’re meat all the way down.
It’s time to rip the lid off this world of secrets. This book has the straight dope. Information that these people have killed to conceal:
the secret history of the Fate, extensive biographies, the truth about Stephen Alzis, including full game stats, new Lords, new Adepts, new Neophytes, new enemies, details on the Fate’s occult holdings, clue-filled guide to investigator research on the Fate, appendix on a Fate player-character campaign, guide to NYC law-enforcement, and more.