When a team quests to destroy the evil Beast of the West, death is to be expected. But murder by one of their own? Nobody expected that.
Zev Asterling, a brilliant yet strange man, is asked to go undercover and join this group as a new adventurer in hopes to discover the truth. But the murderer is clever and dangerous, and the truth is not always desirable. Especially when everyone is a suspect.
The Leader -- though raised to be a princess, she chose to be a warrior. She's the best hope to defeating the Beast for she alone possesses the power to wield the Water Blade. But how far would she go to gain the glory of an entire kingdom?
The Right Hand -- a burly beast of a man who has served the team well for years. He is trusted, respected, but also cold and calculating. He would do anything to serve the greater good and those he follows. Perhaps even murder.
The Wild Man -- a former soldier of the East, a charming smile, and a deadly hand. With charisma to match his viciousness, he could be the warmth of the team or the first to cull the weakest link. Especially if that weakness got in his way.
The Witch -- stolen from her family in the West and raised in the East, she is the only one of the group capable of casting spells. And the only one with divided loyalties.
The Water Blade is Book One of The Ridnight Mysteries, a new fantasy mystery series from Stuart Jaffe, author of the Nathan K novels and the Max Porter Mysteries. The Ridnight Mysteries blend fantasy and mystery elements in a way that will have readers clamoring for more.