By Rik Hunik
Published: February 3, 2013.
This story originally appeared in Midnight Times #23, Fall 2008.
When Jared gets out of the army he discovers that his sister, his only remaining relative, has been missing for weeks. He teams up with her boyfriend and they follow her trail to the home of Jatarkah, a small-time, disreputable wizard, who seems to be responsible for the disappearance of other women as well.