In this sequel to “Charm Speaker,” Sergei’s skill at routing demons creates enemies. Evil Levosta raises an army to crush Sergei. Without full status as an agent of the Grudzori, he must face them alone. Worse yet, Levosta finds the way to kill one of Sergei’s kind and tests it. As a midnight deadline looms, friends and family from the first book rally for him and the search for a strategy is on.