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Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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'If he'd known all the trouble following her, itinerant photographer Michelangelo "Mage" Magistrale would have thought twice about helping the beautiful, distressed woman at the bus station. In return for a ticket she gives Mage what she says is the key to her apartment, but he quickly discovers that it's much more: it's a key to any door, to any place, to incredible power–and there are people who will stop at nothing to possess it.

'Suddenly Mage is on the run from Calgary to Los Angeles, under constant attack from ninja, Yakuza thugs, and terrible creatures ripped from Japanese mythology. His only hope is to discover the secret of the key and master its power–to learn the art of arrow cutting–before he comes to the inevitable confrontation with the dark forces pursuing him.'

*Source:8 Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Prequel to Shadows Bite

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: Tor
      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Tor , 1997 .
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      Extent: 285p.

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— Review of Twins Chris Gregory 1997 selected work short story ; Minmers Marooned and Planet of the Marsupials : The Science Fiction of Cherry Wilder Yvonne Rousseau 1997 single work criticism ; The Art of Arrow Cutting Stephen Dedman 1997 single work novel
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