In a dank alleyway in New York City's Chinatown, a man works at an ancient typewriter. An ageless soul of unknown origin, he spends his days writing fortunes for a wholesale fortune cookie company. They call him Lucky King, and the fortunes that he writes come true.
It is the autumn of 2002, and the US is reeling in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. Jack DuVal, a conservative talk radio host, is at the peak of his career, stoking war fever on the airwaves while negotiating a new, multi-million dollar contract. When DuVal receives a fortune declaring YOU WILL LOSE WHAT YOU TREASURE MOST, it sets in motion a series of events that tie his fate and that of six other people together in strange, inexplicable, and fatal ways.