By D. B. Jackson
Ethan Kaille isn’t the likeliest hero. A former sailor with a earlier, Ethan is a thieftaker, utilizing conjuring abilities to seek down those that thieve from the great voters of Boston. And whereas chasing down miscreants in 1768 makes his existence a dangerous one, the simmering political tensions among loyalists like himself and rabble-rousing revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and others of his ilk are maybe even extra risky to his health.
When 100 sailors of King George III's Royal army are mysteriously killed on a boat in Boston Harbor, Ethan is thrust into dire peril. For he—and no longer Boston’s optimal thieftaker, Sephira Pryce—is requested to discover the reality in the back of their deaths. urban Sheriff Edmund Greenleaf suspects conjuring was once utilized in the dastardly crime, or even Pryce understands that Ethan is best outfitted to take care of issues of what so much of Boston considers darkish arts. yet even Ethan is daunted by way of magic robust sufficient to fell such a lot of in one stroke. whilst he starts off to enquire, he realizes that the mass assassin will cease at not anything to avoid seize. And making his activity more challenging is the British fleet's career of town after the colonials' violent protests after the seizure of John Hancock's send. Kaille will want all his personal magic, highway smarts, and a little success to maintain this Boston bloodbath from giving the hotheads of Colonial Boston an excuse for inciting a riot—or worse.
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