Magic Mafia. Sorcerer Police. A girl on the run from both.
Helena Martin doesn't know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. It's not the price she expected for escaping magical slavery, nor is the unstable power now pulsing in her veins.
Caught between her former master's hunters and the Guild Sorcerers determined to kill them, she finds a safe haven at a dog rescue willing to take in a different kind of stray. But Helena's newly-unleashed power is a beacon for her enemies. And they're threatening the first place she's ever thought of as home.
"A visceral, heart-pounding ride of a book that will keep you guessing until the final bloody breath."
~Award-winning fantasy author Philippa Ballantine (The Books of the Order, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences)
She's on trial for her life. He's torn between two futures. The decisions they make could draw the magical world into war.