From rising star Stacia Kane comes the third novel in her dark and sexy Chess Putnam series, perfect for fans of Kim Harrison and Patricia Briggs. Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultrapowerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case. Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation, but the citys most notorious crime bossand Chess drug dealergets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed. If that isnt bad enough, a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs. Only hes not telling what he knows, or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity. Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths, First Elders, and a lot of seriously nasty magicand the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead.