The Officer and the Thief
by Gareth Vaughn
When Assistant Detective Benen Trelayne removes a mysterious puzzle box from a murder scene, he’s not expecting to have to deal with anything more than cracking the case. But while attempting to stop a robbery the puzzle box is activated, trapping both Benen and a thief called Gus in a complex spell. Gus knows more about the murder than he’s saying, but Benen can’t do anything until they escape.