No good deed goes unpunished.|
Last Halloween, in the basement of an abandoned church, Detective Sergeant Ellis Morgan, his girlfriend Alice Harvey and her surrogate father Daniel Graycloud faced off with a pack of Cursed were-creatures led by the ancient Lord of the Hunt Tsul Kalu with the fate of Fort Smith in the balance. When the dust settled the Cursed were defeated, Tsul Kalu lay dead and Ellis became the first godslayer in centuries.
Now, from the spilled blood of an old god rises a new – or perhaps old – terror that stalks the mid-winter nights of Fort Smith. Women and girls are disappearing without a trace; eerie little men are seen prowling around town and an ancient darkness is gathering. Physically maimed and emotionally disturbed, can Ellis step into the gap once again and save Fort Smith from a fate worse than death? What parts do a disgraced evangelist, a sociopathic assassin, and an imaginary friend play? And just where is Alice?
The “Border Town Blood” story that began in “Blood and Tears” continues in “Blood and Shadows.”