Murder is a heinous crime that is often described as being thoughtless and illogical. When death magic – the extraction of power through killing – is involved, there are even more unknowns.
FBI agent Lily Yu is in Halo, North Carolina, for personal reasons when Rule Turner, her werewolf boyfriend, discovers three bodies in a shallow grave. When Lily arrives at the crime scene, she realizes that her expertise as a member of the FBI’s Magical Crimes Division will be necessary. Lily is “touch sensitive,” and detects death magic on all three bodies. Lily can exonerate the local sheriff’s prime suspect, but time is running out for her to find the criminal using his or her magical powers to make innocent people commit terrible crimes.
As Lily investigates the case, she must also help Rule deal with a custody battle with his son’s mother and his internal debate on whether to bring the boy into the world of the Lupi.
This is the fifth novel in Wilks’ The World of the Lupi series; the earlier books are not set in North Carolina.
Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.