CAITLIN KITTREDGE is the author of the upcoming Black London adventures for St. Martin's Press, the Nocturne City series. Martin's Press, as well as the Bantam Spectra Icarus Project superhero story (with Jackie Kessler) (both adult ventures). She is based in Massachusetts and writes there. CaitlinKittredge.com is her website. This is an excerpt from the Hardcover edition.