Alexander Sebastian is an armchair occult enthusiast who lacks much direction in life, but his world is turned upside down when his police detective brother-in-law asks him to help identify some magical symbols scrawled at a ritualistic homicide. He becomes obsessed with the crime and finds himself drawn into the underground modern magick scene. He encounters an odd array of characters- an obese, narcissistic drug-peddling adept, a coke-snorting sex magick dominatrix, a pontificating Freemason with a lisp and many others. But who is responsible for murder? The story is inspired by Newcomb's real-life adventures in actual secret magical societies. This is a look at the true world of magick from the inside.