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By James Treadwell

The second one novel in an astonishingly inventive fable trilogy that started with the severely acclaimed Advent

If there's something Gavin Stokes understands, it's that anything unimaginably harmful has again to the realm. A mad puppy runs amok, a mermaid floats within the bay, and a wild beast stalks the geographical region. He and others make an analogous unusual declare: magic has back. All indicators aspect to it.

Now, Gavin's aunt has disappeared. a tender woman who's been accused of homicide vanishes from a locked telephone. She is at huge someplace in an enormous desert. in the meantime, a desolate baby leaves the house that has stored her secure all her lifestyles and moves out into the unknown. And a mom, part mad with grief for her misplaced son, units off to discover him.

There is a spot the place all their trips meet. yet somebody is staring at the roads . . .

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The reek of the fumed cyanoacrylate used to pick up fingerprints carried an uncanny undertone of gunsmoke and iodine that made me shiver and cough on a sudden sour taste in my mouth and a tightness in my chest. Solis noticed my gagging shudder. “We don’t have a positive ID yet, but I’m assuming the victim was the tenant. ” I shook my head. “I never met him. He was supposed to show up for a lab demonstration at PNU, but he didn’t. ” The coroner’s crew was preparing to bag the body, which lay crumpled and facedown on the ragged carpet by the dented wall.

I could feel myself frowning and was glad of the darkness that concealed my sour expression from passersby. “If I catch up to Mr. Lupoldi, I’ll be sure to let him know,” I replied. And I hoped I wouldn’t ever see him again. I’d had as much contact with his shock and pain as I wanted. I didn’t know what the medical examiner would find, but whatever had caused Mark’s death had surprised him as much as anyone and left some freakish traces—or a lack of them. “Good. I’ll be very upset with Mr. Lupoldi if he doesn’t show up on Sunday,” Tuckman continued.

A portable stereo in the room was playing the Glenn Miller version of “Imagination” at a low S volume. Earlier, the people in the room had been joking around as they waited to see if the eighth member of their group would show up. They were an interesting mix: two apparent couples—one college-age and racially mixed, the other middle-aged and Nordic—plus one more woman who looked like a harried housewife, one vaguely Middle Eastern young man with a sly grin, and one more man who seemed to be a military retiree.

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