The County is under attack and the Spook with his apprentice, Tom Ward, and the young witch Alice have fled to Ireland. Here we are very aware that Tom is at risk of attack by the Morrigan. We find out about other Old Gods and face the Fiend again. Since the protection of the blood jar is failing. Tom and his master must sort out the Fiend or face an eternity in hell. They once again join forces with the witch assassin. This alliance goes against everything the Spook believes in, but he is beginning to face the reality of accepting help even if it's from an unlikely source.