A Jon Justin Mallory story. This story mixes fantasy and mystery as Jon Justin Mallory stalks the wild unicorn.|
It's 8:35pm on New Year's Eve, and Private Detective John Justin Mallory hides out in his Manhattan office to avoid his landlord's persistent inquiries about the unpaid rent. As he cheerlessly reflects on the passing of a lousy year that saw his business partner run off with his wife, he assumes the bourbon is responsible for the appearance of a belligerent elf trying to solicit his business in searching for a unicorn that was stolen from his charge. When Mallory realizes the little green fellow is not going to disappear with the passing of his inebriation, he listens to the elf's impassioned plea that the stolen magical beast must be returned to his care by daylight ... or his little green life will be forfeit by the elves's guild. Join detective Mallory on a New Year's night of wild adventure in a fantasy Manhattan of Leprechauns, Gnomes, and Harpies as he matches wits with the all-powerful demon Grundy in a race to find the missing unicorn before time runs out!