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Karen Chance - Charlaine Harris - Patricia Briggs - Keri Arthur - Carrie Vaughn - Wolfsbane ​and Mistletoe
New ​York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, Carrie Vaughn, and Karen Chance-along with ten other masters of the genre-offer stories on werewolves and the holidays, a fresh variation on the concept of birthdays and vampires found in Many Bloody Returns. The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone- particularly lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest, saddest werewolf tales by an outstanding pack of authors, best read by the light of a full moon with a silver bullet close at hand. Whether wolfing down a holiday feast (use your imagination) or craving some hair of the dog on New Year's morning, the werewolves in these frighteningly original stories will surprise, delight, amuse, and scare the pants off readers who love a little wolfsbane with their mistletoe.

Karen Chance - Shatter ​the Earth
Ironically ​for the time traveling, chief seer of the supernatural world, time has never been on Cassie Palmer’s side. There has always seemed to be too much to learn, too much to master, and never enough hours in a day. But the tables have now turned, and the fluctuating timelines of Earth and Faerie are diverging, slowing time in Faerie relative to Earth, and giving humans an advantage for the first time in their war with the fey. It is one they desperately need, for a literal war of the worlds is about to take place. To win, or even to survive, Cassie and her allies, the powerful vampire senator Mircea Basarab and the formidable war mage John Pritkin, will have to pull off their greatest feat yet. And find a way to become more than the sum of their parts.

Karen Chance - Reap ​the Wind
You’d ​think that being Chief Seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn’t mean you don’t have to do things the hard way. That’s why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time—even though she doesn't entirely understand her dimension-bending new power. Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in and out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage’s soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages—with Pritkin’s demon dad in tow. He’s the only one who can reverse Pritkin’s curse, but with the guardians of the time-line dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers—or causing a world-ending paradox or two...

Karen Chance - Midnight's ​Daughter
Dorina ​Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing. Now Dory’s vampire father has come back into her life. Her uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula) infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with the gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there. Vampires and dhampirs are mortal enemies, and Dory prefers to work alone. But Dracula is the only thing on earth that truly scares her, and when Dory has to go up against him, she’ll take all the help she can get…

Karen Chance - Skin ​Deep
A ​war mage in Las Vegas stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin--and has a mind of its own, in this paranormal tale from the New York Times bestselling author of the Cassie Palmer novels. Lia de Croissets's mother is a werewolf--but Lia can't shift. Caught between the Human and the Were worlds, she has found a place for herself as a war mage, working to help solve magical crimes. But when her Were lover goes missing, Lia learns Weres are being killed for their skins. Now Lia and her magical, unpredictable dragon tattoo may be the only hope of finding him alive. Skin Deep originally appeared in the anthology Inked.

Karen Chance - Hunt ​the Moon
Cassandra ​Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your new job description is Pythia — the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea. But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens—including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

Karen Chance - Zombie' ​Bite
When ​Dorina Basarab, half human, half vampire, assassin-for-hire, hits New Orleans, she thinks it's for a typical job: take out a mad master vamp before he can wreak havoc on the city. But when the elusive master suddenly shows up at her hotel, things get complicated, especially when Dory realizes that the murder he has in mind is his own! And that the Big Easy is about to get a whole lot harder.

Karen Chance - Curse ​the Dawn
"Cassandra ​Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped trying to kill her. Most of the supernatural power players don’t want the independent minded Cassie as chief clairvoyant—and they’ll stop at nothing to see her six feet under. The Vampire Senate does support Cassie in her position, but their protection comes with a price: an alliance with the sexy master vampire Mircea, who has claimed Cassie as his own. But even the vampires will have trouble keeping Cassie alive now that the self-styled god Apollo, the source of the Pythia’s power, has it in for her in a big way. To save her life—and the world—Cassie’s going to have to face down her creator once and for all."

Karen Chance - A ​Family Affair
A ​John Pritkin short and a prequel to Shadowland. "A Family Affair" is a novella set between Curse the Dawn, Cassie Palmer 4, and Hunt the Moon, Cassie Palmer 5.

Karen Chance - Fury's ​Kiss
Dorina ​Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing... Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill. It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her. To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far worse than undead…

Karen Chance - Holdvadász
Cassandra ​Palmer nemrég győzelmet aratott egy kíméletlen istenség felett. Joggal hihetnénk, hogy ezután megérdemel egy kis pihenőt. Ám annak, aki a világ első számú látnoka, azaz a Pythia tisztségét tölti be, nem ilyen könnyű a helyzete. Cassie napirendje zsúfoltabb, mint valaha: meg kell ismerkednie erejével, miközben saját koronázási ceremóniájára készül, és persze szeretné rendezni végre viszonyát a vonzó és jóképű vámpír nagymesterrel, Mirceával is. Akad azonban valaki, aki nem szeretné Cassie-t a Pythia trónján látni. Bármire képes lenne azért, hogy a felavatási szertartásra soha ne kerüljön sor. Még arra is, hogy levadássza Cassie anyját a lány születése előtt.

Karen Chance - Shadow's ​Bane
Half-human, ​half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back--and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series. Dorina Basarab is a dhampir--half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate's newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory's fey friends goes missing. They fear he's been sold to a slaver who arranges fights--sometimes to the death--between different types of fey. As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it'll take everything she has to defeat the slavers--and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare....

Karen Chance - The ​Day of the Dead
"The ​Day of the Dead" features Tomas, a character from the Cassandra Palmer novels, who was last seen cooling his heels in Faerie. He’ll show up again in the series, but what about in the meantime? What does a powerful, four-hundred-year-old vampire with a serious grudge against his old mass murdering master to do when he suddenly finds himself with too much time on his hands? Hang around Faerie, where there’s nothing to eat (Fey blood=nasty) just because our intrepid heroine parked him there? Uh, no. Not so much. Because Tomas is obsessed, and has been for pretty much his whole existence, with one thing: taking out Alejandro, the aforementioned murdering bastard. In “The Day of the Dead,” he slips back into our world to confront his nemesis, only to find unexpected help in the form of a band of magical mercenaries. Think the A-Team with spells and potions instead of (well, actually in addition to) guns and knives and things that go boom. It makes for a lot of mayhem down Mexico way. "The Day of the Dead" is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer series of urban fantasy novels. It was first published in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008) and is now being offered as a free ebook. It features Tomas, a character from Touch the Dark (2006), the first Cassandra Palmer novel.

Karen Chance - Shadowland
A ​John Pritkin short.

Karen Chance - Megérint ​a sötétség
A ​Megérint a sötétség a világhírű Cassandra Palmer-sorozat első része. Karen Chance írónő ebben a kötetben kalauzol el minket először Cassie különleges világába, ahol otthonosan mozognak a természetfeletti lények, a görög mitológia álomszerű alakjai pedig a középkori Európa szörnyeivel és modern korunk rémlényeivel csatáznak. Az olvasót az első oldaltól foglyul ejti a különleges világ, ahol bármelyik pillanatban megtörténhet a legmeglepőbb fordulat is... Cassandra Palmer élete koránt sem átlagos. Látomásai véletlenszerűen felvillantják neki a múlt vagy a jövő fontos pillanatait. Emiatt figyel fel rá és rabolja el Tony, a több száz éves vámpír. Hatalmat akar Cassie látomásaiból - mindent tudni akar üzletfeleiről, pedig azt még nem is sejti, hogy a szellemek szintén kapcsolatot tudnak teremteni a lánnyal. Két évvel Tonytól való szökése után Cassandra halálos fenyegetést kap. Ezzel véget érnek az unalmas hétköznapok, menekülnie kell a vámpírok elől. De nem csak nevelője üldözi, nyomába erednek más vámpír nagymesterek, hadmágusok, sötét varázslók és boszorkányok is. De vajon mit akarnak a fiatal, ártatlan lánytól? Mi köze mindennek Carcassone várának kínzókamráihoz, ahová Cassie látomásai újabban vezetnek? Sikerül-e kideríteni, valójában mi történt pontosan a húsz évvel korábban elhunyt szüleivel? "A legendákkal ellentétben a teste melegen simult hozzám,érintése olyan puha volt, mint a legfinomabb selyem. Mégsem volt több esélyem kiszabadulni szorításából, mintha acélból öntött karok fontak volna át. A pulzusom felgyorsult, az ájulás kerülgetett, amikor előrehajtotta a fejét, és megéreztem nyelve hegyét a nyakamon. Azt hiszem, egy pillanatra meg is állt a szívem, amint óvatosan megcsókolta a bőrömet, talán az ütőeret keresgélve alatta. Úgy éreztem, a vérem felismerte őt, lassabban és sűrűbben áramlott körbe a testemben, arra várva, hogy kiszabaduljon. Verejtékeztem, de ennek semmi köze nem volt ahhoz, hogy sokan zsúfolódtunk össze a szűk teremben. Vajon most azonnal végez velem, sok száz tanú szeme láttára? Sejtenem kellett volna, hogy valami ehhez hasonló fog történni. Valahányszor megbíztam valakiben, elárultak. Akikbe beleszerettem, mind meghaltak. Mivel ő már amúgy is halott volt, a sorsom ezúttal sem lesz más." 99 éven aluli olvasóink számára csak nagykorú felügyelete mellett ajánlott!

Karen Chance - Brave ​the Tempest
Cassie ​Palmer, chief seer of the supernatural world, faces her biggest challenge yet--her own allies! Everything's on the line in the latest thrilling entry in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series. Cassie Palmer has been chief seer of the supernatural world for a little over four months. In that time, she's battled two gods, fallen in love with two men, and confronted the two sides of her own nature, both god and human. So it's not surprising that she currently finds herself facing two adversaries, although they have a single purpose: to wipe out the supernatural community's newest fighting force, leaving it vulnerable to enemies in this world and beyond. To prevent catastrophe, the vamps, mages, and demons will have to do the one thing they've never managed before and come together as allies. Cassie has the difficult task of keeping the uneasy coalition intact, and of persuading her own two opposing forces, a powerful mage with a secret and a master vampire with a growing obsession, to fight at her side. She just hopes they can do it without tearing each other apart.

Karen Chance - The ​House at Cobb End
"The ​House at Cobb End" is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer series of urban fantasy novels. It is designed primarily as an "added feature" to the series, and is intended for those already reading the books.

Karen Chance - Tempt ​the Stars
Being ​a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss. Yeah, that part sucks. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world. After all, Cassie still has to save a friend from a fate worse than death, deal with an increasingly possessive master vampire, and prevent a party of her own acolytes from unleashing a storm of fury upon the world. Totally just your average day at the office, right?

Karen Chance - Queen's ​Gambit
The ​latest in the New York Times bestselling Midnight's Daughter series! Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—the feared and hated cross between a vampire and a human—or so she has always believed. She spent most of her life on the fringes of her two worlds, yearning to belong to one or the other, but despised and distrusted by both. Recently, a war in the supernatural community allowed her to get a foothold into her vampire father’s world, one of danger, intrigue, glitz and glamour, where she found not only a home, but a lover, too. For the first time in centuries, life seemed to be going her way. But now, an incident with a dangerous magical device has left her two natures separated into duplicate bodies, both fighting to survive while they search for the truth about their past, and the key to their future.

Karen Chance - Lover's ​Knot
One ​of the most powerful vampires in existence has gone missing, which is fine with Dorina Basarab. As a dhampir, a half human, half vampire hybrid, her job is killing vampires, not saving them. But then the man sent to find the missing vampire also goes missing, and he happens to be her lover, Louis-Cesare. She therefore finds herself on a rescue mission with an old enemy, while a flood of long forgotten memories plays out in her head. What are they trying to tell her? And can she figure it out before it's too late?

Karen Chance - Embrace ​the Night
"Recently ​named the world’s chief clairvoyant, Cassandra Palmer still has a thorn in her side. As long as Cassie and a certain master vampire—the sizzling-hot Mircea—are magically bound to each other, her life will never be her own … The spell that binds them can only be broken with an incantation found in the Codex Merlini, an ancient grimoire. The Codex’s location has been lost in the present day, so Cassie will have to seek it out in the only place it can still be found—the past. But Cassie soon realizes the Codex has been lost for a reason. The book is rumored to contain some seriously dangerous spells, and retrieving it may help Cassie to deal with Mircea, but it could also endanger the world…"

Karen Chance - Masks
Fifteenth ​century Venice is the only open port where the masterless dregs of the vampire world can live without fear of attack for violating another’s territory. But there are plenty of other ways for a young vampire to die in the most glittering city of the age, as former prince and current pauper Mircea Basarab quickly learns. But there are opportunities, too—in the service of a secretive courtesan, in the bed of a beautiful senator, and in the hunt for an ancient assassin. A vendetta older than Venice itself comes to a climax as Mircea struggles to evade the dangers of his current life, to come to terms with his past, and to uncover the truth hidden behind a city of masks.

Karen Chance - Ride ​the Storm
The ​New York Times bestselling author of Reap the Wind returns to the “fascinating world”* of Cassie Palmer. Ever since getting appointed the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up on the training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the pythian court. Catch up on the dangerous world of supernatural politics. Catch up on the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her burned. But now she realizes all that was just the warm up. Ancient forces that once terrorized the world want to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them.

Karen Chance - Claimed ​by Shadow
"A ​recent legacy made Cassandra Palmer heir to the title of Pythia, the world's chief clairvoyant. It's a position that usually comes with years of training, but Cassie's circumstances are a little...unusual. Now she's stuck with a whopping amount of power that every vamp, fey, and mage in town wants to either monopolize or eradicate-and that she herself doesn't dare use. What's more, she's just discovered that a certain arrogant master vampire has a geis on her-a magical claim that warns off any would-be suitors, and might also explain the rather ... intense attraction between them. But Cassie's had it with being jerked around, and anyone who tries it from now on is going to find out that she makes a very bad enemy..."

Karen Chance - Ignite ​the Fire - Incendiary
Cassie ​Palmer is the Pythia, chief seer of the supernatural world. John Pritkin is a half demon and a legendary war mage. Mircea Basarab is a first-level master vampire and the general of the World Vampire Senate. Each is formidable enough alone. But they recently discovered that, together, they are far more than the sum of their parts. With their power combined through a perilous spell, they are the closest thing left on Earth to one of the ancient gods. That comes in handy considering that the old gods are exactly what the supernatural community is currently fighting. But now, their triumvirate has been torn apart. Mircea and Pritkin are lost in Faerie, with Mircea pursuing a personal mission five hundred years in the making. Meanwhile Cassie finds herself facing down an ancient adversary on her own. To survive, the three must find a way to come together, even worlds apart, and take their union to a new level.

Karen Chance - Dragon's ​Claw
A ​new novella in the New York Times bestselling Midnight's Daughter series! Everyone knows that vampires are hard to kill. But when Dory Basarab is called to a crime scene in a smelly basement in Queens, she discovers that that may no longer be the case. Somebody has developed a new weapon, a vamp killer, and left her plenty of clues to follow. One of them leads her to the other side of the world, and to a city like no other, where the paranormal is normal and where death stalks the streets. Can she defeat a clever killer before he kills again, and on an unprecedented scale?

Karen Chance - A ​hajnal átka
Noha ​Cassandra Palmer nagy hatalommal bíró Pythiává vált, ez egyáltalán nem készteti visszavonulásra azokat, akik a halálát kívánják. A természetfeletti lények világában kevesen örülnének annak, ha az önfejű Cassie foglalná el a legfőbb jövőbelátó posztját – és minden tőlük telhetőt el is követnek, hogy mielőbb eltegyék láb alól. A vámpírok Szenátusa támogatja ugyan Cassie-t új tisztségében, ám az általuk biztosított védelemnek ára van: szövetségre kell lépnie a szexi vámpír nagymesterrel, Mirceával, aki saját tulajdonaként tekint a lányra. Ám még a vámpíroknak is komoly gondot okozhat Cassie életének megóvása, hiszen Apollo, az önjelölt istenség, a Pythia hatalmának forrása az ellenfelük. Hogy megmentse saját életét – és mellesleg a világot – Cassie-nek szembe kell néznie teremtőjével... „Karen Chance elfoglalta helyét Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Mary Janice Davidson és J. D. Robb mellett.” (SF Revu)

Karen Chance - Átölel ​az éjszaka
Cassandra ​Palmer nemrég a világ első számú látnokává vált, ám ettől nem lett felhőtlenül boldog az élete. Mindaddig, míg Cassie-t és egy vámpír nagymestert – az őrjítően jóképű Mirceát – mágikus kapocs köti egymáshoz, a lány nem ura saját életének. A varázslatot, mely összeköti őket, csupán egy ősi varázskönyvben, a Codex Merliniben pergamenre vetett igézettel lehet feloldani. A Codex hollétéről azonban manapság senki nem tud semmit, így Cassie-nek ott kell kutatnia utána, ahol még fellelhető volt – a múltban. A fiatal lány hamar rájön, hogy a Codexet nem véletlenül rejtették el ilyen gondosan. A legendák szerint a könyv olyan varázsigéket is tartalmaz, amelyek az egész világot veszélybe sodorhatják. Ha sikerül felkutatni, az talán megoldást jelenthet Cassie és Mircea helyzetére, de romlást hozhat az egész emberiségnek…

Karen Chance - In ​Vino Veritas
"In ​Vino Veritas," is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Dorina Basarab series of novels. It features Dorina, a dhampir mercenary, trying to help Ray, a somewhat mentally-challenged vampire, out of a sticky situation. To save his life, and possibly her own, Dory will have to prove that she can kick butt in a totally new way--while drunk off her ass.

Karen Chance - Árnyak ​vonzásában
A _Megérint ​a sötétségből_ megismert Cassandra Palmer, a hétköznapinak egyáltalán nem mondható lány. Különböző e világi és természetfeletti kalandjai nyomán a világ legbefolyásosabb jövőbelátója, azaz Pythia lett. Bár ezt a kiváltságot rendszerint csak hosszú évekig tartó felkészítés végén lehet elnyerni, de Cassie személyéhez fűződő, finoman szólva is szokatlan események és körülmények a jelen esetben felgyorsítják a folyamatokat. Ezáltal egyik pillanatról a másikra olyan hatalom birtokába jut, amelyet minden mágus, vámpír, sőt még az Erdők Népe is szeretne maga mellé állítani – vagy végleg eltörölni. Cassie sorsa ilyenformán nemhogy rendeződne, inkább még bonyolultabbá és kiszámíthatatlanabbá válik. Szerencsére leghűbb segítőtársa, egy néha kifejezetten kóbor szellem támogatására és tanácsaira mindig számíthat, igaz, olykor erősen kétséges, hogy csakugyan akkor jár-e jobban, ha megfogadja a tanácsokat. A frissen posztjára került Pythia konfliktusokba keveredik Pritkinnel, a hadmágussal, aki rendszeresen kritizálja a döntéseit, holot? ugyanazért az ügyért harcolnak. Vagy mégsem…? A MÁGUS, azaz a Metafizikai Lények Állandó Gyűlésének Újkori Szövetsége hol titokban, hol meg nyíltan ellenszegül Cassie akaratának. A vámpírok oldaláról is jó néhány ismerős arc bukkan fel. Szerepet kap Louis-César, a bajnok, aki hűvös eleganciával végez bárkivel – persze egy első szintű nagymestertől ez szinte el is várható. Megjelenik Mircea, Drakula gróf testvére, aki körül mindig felforrósodik a levegő. Cassie is ellenállhatatlan vágyat érez, hogy a karjaiban kössön ki, egészen addig, amíg egy meglehetősen arrogáns vámpír mester varázslatot nem bocsát rá, amely elriaszt tőle minden udvarlót. Ilyen viszontagságos körülmények között kell tárgyalnia a konzullal, és a többi magas rangú vámpírral. De vajon mit keres köztük Casanova? Igen, az a bizonyos Casanova. Cassie-nek egyre jobban elege van abból, hogy játékszernek tekintsék, ezért úgy dönt, hogy a sarkára áll. Aki a továbbiakban ujjat mer húzni vele, azzal szembesül majd, hogy a dögös külső mögött egy igazán veszedelmes ellenfél bújik meg. De vajon kire fogja rázúdítani minden haragját?

Karen Chance - Touch ​the Dark
Cassandra ​Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk...a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire-and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay...

Karen Chance - Death's ​Mistress
Dorina ​Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing. Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane uncle Dracula, Dory’s hoping her life is about to calm down. But then she gets some visitors. A friend wants Dory’s help in finding a magical Fey relic, and the gorgeous vampire, Louis-Cesare, is desperate to find his former mistress Christine. Dory and Louis-Cesare quickly discover that the same master vampire Christine is bound to is also rumored to be in possession of the relic. But when the master vampire turns up dead, they realize that there’s more at stake than a missing mistress. Someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if Dory and Louis-Cesare can’t stop the murderer, they may be next…