Six of Marco Fontana's early cases show some of the forces that helped shape the young P.I. In high school, Fontana discovers that he has a knack for crime solving - not only that, he likes it. When his English teacher is accused of murdering the school disciplinarian, Marco takes it upon himself to investigate. Some years later, after Marco has explored his options, we find him in his first office on Latimer and Twelfth. Trouble easily manages to find him there.
Step into the shadows with the first of a series that blends deduction with suspense...and blood. Dru Lorand is not a commonplace vampire - he's an Inquisitor, chosen by the elders of a most sanguine and secret society. His role is to investigate sedition and punish treason among the undead, of whom there are clans, factions, and territories. He's made enemies over the centuries. He's dealt with many of them, with the help of myriad assistants, even gargoyles as spies.
"So, so, so painfully painingly repetitious"