Shadows in the Darkness

by Elaine Cunningham

Gwen "GiGi" Gelman, a ten-year veteran of the Providence, Rhode Island, vice squad, finds herself unemployed after being blamed for a routine bust that turned into a bloodbath. GiGi is used to being on her own, though, and with the help of a DA who owes her, she's scraped together enough capital to start her own PI business, specializing in "family problems" - in particular, runaways who have disappeared into Providence's seamy underside.

With a few custodial kidnapping cases under her belt, as well as a case against a Catholic school teacher/molester, GiGi is doing well for herself - until she takes on the case of a 14-year-old runaway who may or may not have been kidnapped.

As GiGi investigates, she accidentally opens the door to her own mystical past. Now long-hidden family ties threaten her, and the secret of her identity unlocks a conspiracy that reveals the forces of darkness that play in the shadows…

Forces that intend to be the masters of all mortal life.