The absorbing conclusion to the adventures of the shape-shifting vigilante known as the Shadow.
Rhett Walker has lost a lot of people, and he’ll go on to lose more. But he can’t lose Sam Hennessy. Against his friends’ advice, he’ll do what it takes to save the warmhearted Ranger. And that’s just one of the many hard choices Rhett has to make, because like it or not, he’s the Shadow, with a destiny that calls him to fight for justice—and even though he’s bone-tired, with “his life stretched before him like a mountain he’d never finish climbing,” his destiny just won’t quit. And he won’t quit trying to protect the little band of misfits who’ve gathered around him, including Dan, the coyote shifter, Inès, the gorgon nun, Winifred, Dan’s pregnant sister, and a few other allies who show up along the way. This novel picks up right from the cliffhanger ending of Malice of Crows (2017), with Sam Hennessy bleeding in the sand, and things never get easier for Rhett and his posse. Still, Bowen manages to create some moments of warmth and humor along the trail without ever letting the pace of this hard-charging adventure flag. And after all that he’s been through, it’s impossible not to love Rhett and root for him and Sam to find a little time to be at peace together.
Fans will love this final chapter in Bowen's story, in which her hero fights harder than ever to make a place in the world for himself and the people he loves.