Book #3 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, the critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all-star David B. Coe. A hardboiled, magic-using private detective fights dark sorcerers in Phoenix, Arizona.
Justis Fearsson is a weremyste and a private detective. He wields potent magic, but every month, on the full moon, he loses his mind. His battles with insanity have already cost him his job as a cop; he can’t afford to let them interfere with his latest case.
Phoenix has become ground zero in a magical war, and an army of werecreatures, blood sorcerers, and necromancers has made Jay its number one target. When he is hired to track down a woman who has gone missing with her two young children, he has a hunch that the dark ones are to blame. But then he’s also brought in by the police to help with a murder investigation, and all the evidence implicates this same woman. Soon he is caught up in a deadly race to find not only the young family, but also an ancient weapon that could prove decisive in the looming conflict. Can he keep himself alive long enough to reach the woman and her kids before his enemies do? And can he claim the weapon before the people he loves, and the world he knows, are lost in a storm of flame, blood, and darkest sorcery?
Meet the Author
David B. Coe is the author of many fantasy and contemporary fantasy novels and stories. He was the winner of the William L. Crawford Award for best first fantasy series, awarded at the International Conference on the Fantastic for Children of Amaridand The Outlanders, the first two novels of the LonTobyn Chronicles. His series Winds of the Forelands began with Rules of Ascension and continued with Seeds of Betrayal, Bonds of Vengeance, Shapers of Darkness, and Weavers of War. Coe is a founding member of the well-regarded writing blog, MagicalWords. His contemporary fantasy series The Case Files of Justin Fearsson begins with Spell Blind from Baen Books, and continues with His Father's Eyes and Shadow's Blade. Coe lives with his wife, Nancy Berner, and their two daughters in Sewanee, Tennessee.