Talents varied among people, but each person showed potential toward one specific type of magic. Among the varying types of magics, ranges of talent were soon noted and magic users were categorized into five different ranks: Minor, Average, Notable, Significant, and Prime. The highest and strongest being Prime. Soon magical dynasties, as the most powerful of magical families came to be called, were broken into houses and attempted to manipulate and enhance their family's magical potential by arranging marriages which would bring about the most gifted and talented of offspring.
Connor Rogan had gained many monikers over the years among which are Mad Rogan, the Butcher of Merida, and Huracan. He is known for his part in single handedly killing thousands in the war against Mexico using his magical skills which helped bring about a favorable end to the fighting. No one knows the extent of his powers, but the overall consensus is the man is scary and not somebody you want to mess with. He's been asked by his cousin, Kelly, to help her bring her son, Gavin, into the authorities. Gavin's been accused of arson, for which he had been caught on tape, and the murder of a security guard who was present when the fire occurred. She wants her son to be brought to trial where she's certain he'll be seen as an accessory to the crime as she believes the real instigator and killer is Adam Pierce--the leader of a motorcycle gang her son had the misfortune of getting mixed up with. Since the arson, no one has seen Gavin and the key to finding Gavin is to track down and find Adam Pierce.
Nevada Baylor is a private eye working for the family business--Baylor Investigative Agency. Five years ago due to the financial strain from medical bills, the family was forced to mortgage their business to House Montgomery. In the fine print of the paperwork existed a clause that stated turning down an assignment from Montgomery International Investigations, aka MII, (their mortgage holder's investigative company) would constitute a breach of contract. In the five years that House Montgomery had held the mortgage, they'd never invoked the clause until now...
"I have an assignment for you.(...) We'd like you to apprehend this man."
He slid a photograph across the desk, I leaned forward.
Adam Pierce looked back at me with his crazy eyes.
"Is this a joke?"
Adam Pierce is a dangerous Prime, the most potent of magic users, and taking on the case is the equivalent of taking on a suicide mission. If Nevada doesn't do so, however, her family will lose everything.