Rev. Emil Stone is a curator of knowledge.
Misha "Puzzle" Kaslov is a knight.
They're supposed to be partners…and they are. But their relationship is more than just business.
Emil and Puzzle's newest assignment takes them to New Orleans, Louisiana, but this is no party weekend. A vicious attack aboard a riverboat cruise has left the city in shock, and Emil and Puzzle enlist the help of their friend, Cyrus Alan, to investigate. Blood runs cold and passions run hot as a figure from Emil's past makes a play for his affections, and Puzzle is forced to face up to his own growing feelings. Blinded by his internal struggle, he doesn't see the danger closing in around them.
There's something far more sinister than monsters at work in The Big Easy. By the time Puzzle realizes the truth, it may already be too late...
This is a companion novella to The Devil's Disease (Shades Below, #2), but can also be read as a standalone.