Arturo tried to assassinate Judas Barrister, the rest of the group joined in, Arturo died but managed his death curse and Judas Barrister fled once Warden Donnelly decided to intervene. Toshizo nearly broke the first law of magic; narrowly escaping execution at the hands of his master.
Months pass (as do the events of Small Favor) while Judas Barrister slipped in the Darkness and began a shadow war against George Wineland, Judas Barrister is also rumored to be making vampires; something no one can remeber him ever doing before. Tiana was disavowed from the summer court; who barrister has contacted the mercenary Octave Half-Ogre. Singh Rabas is killed and Arturo’s body desecrated and his head put on a pike. Harry Dresden is arriving in a few weeks to spread the news about the para-net.
The group goes to a rave; Meeting with an old friend: Percival Arthur Montegomery who was dj-ing. They buy some Third Eye, Percival Arthur Montegomery analyses it and determines it came from Long Island, the group infiltrates the hospital and discovers a hastily but long abandoned lab and a encoded journal, also a ghost. After Toshizo talks with it he determines that the resident was working for Judas Barrister but has struck out on her own. George Wineland tries in vain to exorcise the ghost.