As a private investigator (and third rate sorcerer) Thraxas has faced all sorts of impossible odds - as Thraxas would no doubt say. It is therefore high time for a well earned rest - as Thraxas would no doubt agree. Solving the crimes of elfs, orcs and dwarves would tire the most talented of operators. As Thraxas can hardly be classed amongst their number, he feels very tired indeed. However, everyone knows there is no rest for the wicked, which means all the more work for Thraxas.
Martin Millar wrote some of the best urban fiction of the late 1980s/early 1990s. Now, under the name of Martin Scott, he has as The Guardian puts it, 'invented a new genre: pulp fantasy noir'.