Santa’s helpers don’t always dispose of bodies, but that’s what Tucker Smith is doing right now. He just found his boss, Nick—the Santa for Charlotte, North Carolina—murdered in an apparent random act of violence. A former cop, Tucker is overcome with an intense need to find out who did this to Nick, and why. Luckily, The Organization–a philanthropic group with branches in cities across the world–quickly sent a replacement Santa, but he requires training. Somehow Tucker has to manage to deliver Christmas to his assigned region, train the new Santa, and uncover the mystery of who killed Nick, all while he struggles to patch things up with his crumbling family.
Magic and Mayhem
Years ago, body-piercer Esmerelda disappeared from Lilith’s tattoo shop, Graphomancy. Unknown to Lil, Esmerelda has been continually abducted, injured, and then left for dead. The assailant leaves no clues behind, other than threatening messages. Despite constantly changing names, jobs, and locations, the mysterious kidnapper always finds Esmerelda. Police no longer believe the man even exists, and Esmerelda’s psychiatrist ex-husband had diagnosed her as an attention-seeking fraud. Esmerelda has returned to Graphomancy, determined to make a stand. Lilith, a witch, and Jen, her apprentice, are convinced that there is a real culprit out there. But like law enforcement, Esmerelda’s attacker seems to know their every move before they make it.