We open to jazz musicians seemingly dying of natural causes after gigs – not enough for most people to notice, but Peter senses some magic from one of the bodies, and starts putting two and two together. There seems to be a pattern going back to the 40s, and it may just involve his father, who has finally kicked his drug habit, and may just be ready to revive his washed up career.
There’s also the set up for who I assume to be the big bad of the series – a dark wizard who appears to be based out of Oxford. That story line definitely has promise.
I do enjoy these books – Peter just has the best outlook on life – he’s been thrust into this world of magic, keeps running into things he really can’t explain, and basically will sigh, and move in deeper. I do love his voice.