When his heart is broken, Christopher Prescott feels as if his world is
falling apart. But his world is far larger, darker, and more mysterious
than he ever believed. An act of kindness plunges Christopher amongst
those who secretly dwell in the margins of everyday society. They are the
Five Clans, and still embrace the old ways of arcane deeds, strange
creatures, and sinister pacts.
Soon Christopher finds himself the reluctant companion of a young woman
with a dark past, and an enigmatic detective who may not be what he seems.
Together they journey along forgotten avenues, to investigate a grisly
massacre and a warning from beyond the grave.
Shadows deepen. Traditions shatter. Past and present collide. And the
oncoming storm threatens to engulf not just the Five Clans, but the
mundane world to which Christopher can never return.