Forge, August 2004, 24.95, 398 pp.
Life has been quiet for public relation specialist Temple Barr for the last few weeks. She has not been involved in any homicide investigations and Max Kinsella disappeared from her life again. She is unaware that the former magician is working with his former mentor Gary Gandalf in order to infiltrate the Synth, a cabal of magicians with a secret agenda which threatens world peace.
Temple is coordinating the Maylords Furniture opening but the event is ruined when someone starts shooting and the lights go out. Nobody has a clue who the intended victim was but a couple of days later, Simon, one of the decorators, is killed. His lover is Temple's friend so she is determined to bring the killer to justice. Not long after that homicide, a manager is killed and Temple cannot figure out how the two murders connect until her fabulous homicide solving feline Midnight Louie gets involved.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner