Crimes Against Magic by Steve McHugh

By Steve McHugh

How do you retain the folk you care approximately secure from enemies you can’t remember?
Ten years in the past, Nate Garrett woke up on a chilly warehouse flooring with out reminiscence of his past—a gun, a sword, and a section of paper along with his identify on it the one clues to his identification. seeing that then, he’s stumbled on he’s a strong sorcerer and has used his magical talents to develop into a profitable thief for rent.
yet those that stole his thoughts aren’t performed with him but: after they reason a role to move undesirable and threaten a sixteen-year-old woman, Nate swears to guard her. together with his enemies ultimate in and everybody he cares approximately now a objective for his or her wrath, he needs to make a choice from the cozy lifestyles he’s equipped for himself and his elusive earlier.
because the barrier protecting his stories captive starts to disintegrate, Nate strikes among modern day London and fifteenth-century France, pressured to confront his forgotten lifestyles within the desire of forestalling an enemy he can’t take into account.

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Cedric was still drinking Red Stuff and seemed even more unhappy, and Glenda, now completely healed, glowered at Dahlia. 24 ■ CHARLAINE HARRIS But they joined the throng with the rest. Even Don and his enforcer rose to join the crowd when Taff y did. “That was an excellent strategy to distract the police,” Joaquin said. ” “We found a bundle of bloody clothes hidden in the base of the fountain,” Dahlia said, and a ripple ran through the crowd. “If we hadn’t had to hide the body, if no one had called the police, we might never have found them.

Didn’t seem likely. I thought about putting the record on, listening to it again, but I couldn’t stomach the thought. The fact that I held it in my hand made me uncomfort­ able. It was like holding a bomb about to go off. I had thought of it like a snake once. Alma May had thought of it like a hit-and-run car driven by the devil. And now I had thought of it like a bomb. That was some kind of feeling coming from a grooved-up circle of wax. 45 in the glove box, a razor in my coat pocket, and the record up front on the seat beside me, I tooled out toward Dallas, and the Hotel Champion.

That sound,” I said. “You get used to it,” Tootie said, “but the thing can’t. ” I looked at the wall. There was no alleyway. It was just a wall plastered in paint designs and spots of blood. ” I said. “I fall asleep,” Tootie said. ” For a moment I didn’t know anything to say. I finally got off the floor and sat on the bed. I felt my cheek where the tentacle hit me. It throbbed and I could feel blisters. I also had a knot on my head where I had fallen. “Almost got you,” Tootie said. “I think you can leave and it won’t come after you.

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