Spencer is a consulting detective with secrets—oh yes, indeed. His friend and fellow-lodger, Fraser, has his own difficulties; wounded in the Second Afghan War, he’s a struggling student solicitor low on funds and short on health.
Spencer accepts a simple commission to find a missing woman. The trail plunges him into a world of pre-Roman temples, shape-shifters, Caribbean mages—and his own dark past. Fraser is pulled out of his law documents to follow Spencer to the fane of Air and Darkness—where each of them will find his courage stretched to its limits.