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It's been five long years since the city learned to fear...The war between the thief guilds and the powerful allegiance known as the Trifect has slowly dwindled. Now only the mysterious Haern is left to wage his private battle against the guilds in the guise of the Watcher - a vicious killer who knows no limits. But when the son of Alyssa Gemcroft, one of the three leaders of the Trifect, is believed murdered, the slaughter begins anew. Mercenaries flood the streets with one goal in mind: find and kill the Watcher. Peace or destruction; every war must have its end.

Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.

©2013 David Dalglish (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A gritty book with intriguing characters and has a plot which will keep you hooked till the end" (Fantasy book critic on A Dance of Cloaks)

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  • CrazyKenayn
  • 05-16-17

great follow up to the first book

loved the timsskip and the growth of existing characters and story, I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Scooby
  • 04-08-17

Brilliant!!

Loved this book!! All the characters are well rounded and our dark hero Hearn, is vulnerable but powerfully strong! You have to meet Ghost, who was my favourite character. Give it a go, it doesn't need to much thinking about, you just flow along with the storey. Great read/listen.