An all-new Slayer collection featuring the novellas "Sins of the Father" and "The Hyde Effect" by acclaimed industrial gothic author Karen Koehler, plus a never-before-released bonus story, "The Sign of Six" featuring the Slayer Alek Knight. SINS OF THE FATHER It began with blood, death and a cryptic missive to the police carved with eerieprecision into the flesh of a victim's body. What it became was a deadly game ofcat-and-mouse between an elusive nightstalker and the determined hunters set tohis trail. Paranormal investigator January Blackburn knew instinctively that theywere dealing with no ordinary killer-and that the stalker's reign of terror on thevelvety night streets of Chicago had only just begun. As death followed unspeakabledeath, Blackburn became ever more enmeshed in an investigation that would testthe very limits of her psychic skills, while Scarletti, her new and frustratinglyeccentric partner, worked at testing the farthest limits of her patience! But despitehis contemptuous nature, Dorian Scarletti had knowledge of an underworld beyondmortal understanding, knowledge gleamed over centuries during which he'dmastered his own fantastic powers.
And unless he and Blackburn worked togetherto find the key to the killer's twisted logic, the ancient force of chaos which hadbeen loosened on their world would continue to consume the city one unsuspectingsoul at a time...THE HYDE EFFECT A body slashed to pieces. A handful of wolf hairs. A murderer who possessesanimal savagery as well as cunning human intelligence. These are Blackburn andScarletti's only clues to the latest wholesale slaughter going on in the busyindustrial backstreets of Boston by night. Their investigation of the increasinglyviolent crimes leads them to Dante's, a downtown nightclub that caters towerewolves, and its owner, the ever-enigmatic Legion. But Legion and his peopleare crying innocent even as the rest of the city cries wolf. And as the bodies beginto pile up and the city slides into a state of mass panic, Blackburn and Scarlettifind themselves infiltrating an underworld full of beasts and men, where it'sdifficult to tell one from the other.