Boston, 1767: In D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as
the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and
intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But
for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that
help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a
necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family.
Suddenly, he faces another conjurer of enormous power, someone unknown, who
is part of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of power in the
turbulent colony. His adversary has already killed—and not for his own gain, but
in the service of his powerful masters, people for whom others are mere pawns in
a game of politics and power. Ethan is in way over his head, and he knows it.
Already a man with a dark past, he can ill afford to fail, lest his livelihood
be forfeit. But he can't stop now, for his magic has marked him, so he must
fight the odds, even though he seems hopelessly overmatched, his doom seeming
certain at the spectral hands of one he cannot even see.