After escaping secret government cells and destroying a Miami landmark, Sylvie's trying to lay low — something that gets easier when a magical force starts taking out her enemies. But these magical attacks are a risk to bystanders, and Sylvie can't let that slide.
When the war between the government and the magical world threatens the three people closest to her — her assistant, her sister, and her lover — Sylvie has no choice but to get involved with hidden powers bent on shaping the world to their liking. Now, with death and disaster on the horizon, even if Sylvie wins, things will never be the same...
Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual and unbelievable. When she finds the bodies of five women in the Florida Everglades, Sylvie believes them to be the work of a serial killer and passes the buck. But when the bodies wake and shift shape, killing the police, Sylvie finds herself at the head of a potentially lethal investigation.
Sylvie is back from vacation, and all she wants out of life right now is for the to leave her alone for a bit. No dead things, no mayhem, no life-and-death struggles. Just because Sylvie managed to take some time off doesn't mean that the has to follow her example, though, and it's been piling things up on her doorstep while she was away.
Still, she can pick and choose her cases, right? Solving a string of burglaries sounds perfect—mind-numbingly boring and mundane. Until you throw in Sylvie's missing sister, a generous helping of necromancy, and a Chicago cop possessed by a disturbingly familiar spirit.
As the Rolling Stones sang, "You can't always get what you want."
Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real — and where death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you.
But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she's closing up shop — until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover.