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"Investigation, Mediation, Vindication." That's how the Yellow Pages ad starts, and if it sounds like the sort of thing a drunk teenager might come up with... well, you'd only be wrong about the teenager part. John Smith might own San Diego's smallest private investigation firm, but he doesn't know the first thing about mediation. Or vindication.
On the other side of town, vampire Lucia Borghesi is not having a very good century. First, she was stripped of her throne. Then, she was banished from Italy. Now, she's somehow found herself in a dispute with the local demigod of nightmares and terror. And to top it all off, the long-time city mediator has been assassinated and her second-in-command just hired a human to fill that role.
John will need to prove his value to Lucia and her people while keeping the demigod from sucking San Diego into an unnamed hell dimension. And he'll have to work fast, because his beloved Corolla was left curbside in Logan Heights, like an open invitation to the neighborhood's graffiti enthusiasts.
This is not the sort of situation covered in Mediation for Dummies.
Investigation, Mediation, Vindication is the first book in an exciting new urban fantasy series, The Many Travails of John Smith.
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