Demons are all around us - most of them are relatively harmless, like the ones that go bump in the night or make you stub your toe. But some are dangerous - some can kill. Since he was orphaned as a boy, Nat has been trained by his aged mentor Daliwahl to be a demonkeeper, controlling a menagerie of demons in their old, rickety house in Seattle. But now Dahliwahl is gone and Nat is on his own.
Keeping demons isn't a very social activity, and when Nat goes on a date with Sandy, a junior librarian's assistant, it's a disaster in more ways that one - while Nat's out, a very scary demon called the Beast escapes. Can Nat get the Beast back to the house and make things right with Sandy - and do it all by himself?
©2007 Royce Buckingham; (P)2008 Penguin