By C. E. Murphy
Seattle police detective Joanne Walker all started the yr more often than not lifeless, and she's finishing it attempting to not be fed on through evil. Literally.She's confirmed she will be able to deal with the gods and the jogging lifeless. yet a cannibalistic serial killer? that is greater than even she bargained for. what is worse, the brutal demon can in simple terms be tracked a technique. If Joanne is to prevent its crusade of terror, she'll need to hunt it the place it lives: the decrease global, a shamanistic airplane of magic and spirits.Trouble is, Joanne's abilities aren't any fit for the hazards she's approximately to face—and her on-the-job education may perhaps turn out deadly to the folk she's sworn to protect….
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I was looking for marks in the earth: anything that would show me something of the madman who'd killed and eaten half a dozen people in the greater Seattle area over the past two months. It took a god to actively obscure himself from the Sight, but time and the winter season could wipe away the traces a killer might leave behind. I'd never tracked someone in summer, but I had the idea that the softened earth would hold an impression longer. Someday I would probably find out if I was right. Today, though, all I saw was the calm deep brown of the earth.
You're real thoughtful. " He jerked his chin toward the crime scene. " It was as good a name for whatever had left the claw marks as anything else. I looked over my shoulder toward my apartment building, where my bed lay cold and abandoned. "It's Tuesday. " Gary split a broad grin full of white teeth and I laughed despite myself. "You have a demented sense of great. Hey! " I lifted my voice and waved as my partner ducked under the police tape. He crunched through snow turning to slush and joined us, rubbing his gloved hands together for warmth.
I screamed, clawing for the surface, and the raven tightened his claws in my shoulder again. Inside a breath I was on top of the snow again, bullied by the wind and floundering with exhaustion. My compatriots were gone, leaving me alone on the ice field with only a raven as company. I ran a few feet, then fell to my knees, panting for air that was too wild to run smoothly into my lungs. "Where are we? " Quoth the raven, Nevermore, and this time he didn't sound irritated by it. I craned my neck, trying to see the bird on my shoulder clearly.