My mother has been killed by the Wicked Witch of the West. To repay the favor I am going to hunt down her daughter, convince the girl to help me find her mother, then kill them both. That's the plan. I'm still working out the details. --- Jessica DeRidder is a substitute teacher and mage in hiding, her daughter Ellen a killer on the run. Their next job lands the mother-daughter team in Hellhole, a small town in the middle of nowhere, hosting the struggle between the Man in White and the Wicked Witch. A struggle that has its roots in Ellen's murky past. Ellen has no use for dead prisoners, magical drug dealers, nor red-eyed assassins dropping from the sky. She'd rather do her homework, eat ice cream, and protect her newfound friends (not necessarily in that order). After all, Hellhole is supposed to be a quiet place. But before she can even start on her homework she'll have to steal a flower, recover a stolen present, and help her mother fulfill the odd favor. As usual Ellen goes all-in, guns blazing, but when the smoke clears there may be nothing left but a stranger's past and a lonely future. --- Wizard's Way is the second book in the ParentKillers series, an urban fantasy series I'm currently working on. For more information see https://www.angeljaybooks.com .