An eclectic collection of short stories from J.T. McDaniel, award winning author of Bacalao and With Honour in Battle. This collection contains 16 stories, including three never previously published anywhere. Here you'll find hard boiled mystery, sea stories, fantasy, science fiction, mystical happenings, and a vampire or two. There are demigods and cabalists, drunks, cops, sailors, humor, "absolutely true mysteries" that never happened, and even an unusual encounter between a battleship and a carrier task force.