Gwen "GiGi" Gelman, a ten year veteran of the Providence, Rhode Island, vice squad, finds herself unemployed after a routine bust turns into a bloodbath and she's made the scapegoat. GiGi is used to being on her own though, and with the help of a DA who owes her more than a few favours, she's scraped together enough capital to start her own PI business, specializing in runaways and "family problems." 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 fourteen-year-old runaway who may or may not have been kidnapped. As Gigi investigates, she accidentally opens the door her own mystical past. Now long hidden family ties threaten her existence, and the secret of her identity unlocks a conspiracy that reveals the true puppet masters and vice lords that prey in the shadows.
A former music and history teacher, Elaine Cunningham has authored numerous books for TSR/WOTC including her bestselling Lirial series. She lives with her family in a coastal New England town.