Childhood friendships forged at a Portuguese orphanage in the aftermath of World War II are revived in The Greater Justice Security Company of Savannah, Georgia. The first caper of twelve-year-old Werewolf Gabriel, Mage Linda, and Mundane con-artist Ron is anything but honest—theft of a television from a United States Navy ship at the Lisbon docks. When the Werebear who is the orphanage’s chef shows Gabriel a photograph of his dead parents and other young werewolves in German uniforms, Gabriel’s life changes, forever. Twenty years later, when the three are again allied in the magical city of Savannah, the puppy-love triangle of their childhood becomes a constant theme underlying their cooperation. Gabriel’s discovery that his father is not dead, and that Gabriel is heir to a magical battle ax is only one of the surprises he faces. Norse, Irish, Teutonic, American, Japanese and Korean history provide not only source material but also verisimilitude. Ley lines, magical industries, spells, alternate universes guarded by the US Army, Werefoxes, familiars and familiar names from the history of Voodun, and the more recent history of the US arms industry, and ODESSA—the successor to the Third Reich—are woven through the story that climaxes with the discovery that their greatest enemy was not at all what they expected. The story is written by John Dillard, a disgraced journalist and friend of James Burt, owner and CEO of Low Country Magitech.
Greater Justice Chronicles: The Beginning
John Dillard, author