A vast, intricate novel that weaves six narratives and spans from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes called the Night Shift who try to take them down.
When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there's been a cat shooting, she's furious. Animal brutality is the one that this tough animal psychic won't stand for, and in her role as a behaviorist, she's determined to care for the traumatized pet. But when Pru finds out that it was the cat who did the shooting--accidentally setting off a rare dueling pistol--she realizes something else is going on. Could the white Persian really have killed her owner, or did the whole bloody mess have something to do with one pricey collectible?
Parrots will repeat anything. They don't talk sense - or do they? When Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foulmouthed African gray after its owner's death, she can't help hearing the parrot's words as a replay of a murder scene. But the doctor on call scoffs at the idea, and the heirs just want their late mother's pet to stop cursing.