Several days later Jill Sippowitz performs the eulogy at the funeral for Jimmy. The characters watch on feeling guilty for her loss and missing their friend. Once the service is concluded the Investigators are sought by two individuals.
First they meet with a mountainous man named Deion Wilson who explains that Tom B. Stone as well as the beings encountered at the apartment complex were indeed Kindred. He also tells the group that they should never have been hired to investigate such clandestine operations. Wilson is a familiar and employee of a powerful Vampire Lord named Justine Laskey. Laskey and Prince Maxwell have met and declared protection for the investigators under The Prince’s Tranquility.
Deion offers to put Scarlet and Grumshoe on retainer for future services and apologizes for the death of their friend.
Next the group meets with Jimmy’s brother Johnny. His son Sunny Nightshade previously used drugs but seemed to clean himself up. Lately he’s been hanging out with his new girlfriend Rebecca and her friend Nigel. Johnny is afraid he’s falling back in with the wrong crowd, and asks the investigators to intervene.
They track Sunny to the community of Englewood – one of the poorest and most volatile communities in Chicago. While investigating a lead on an individual named Gemma the characters have a confrontation with The Black Dahlias. Injured the characters are finally able to gain entrance into Gemma’s block meanwhile drawing the ire of a band of neighbourhood do-gooders who have been working together to protect a secret.
Insdie Gemma’s house the Investigators learn that Gemma is in fact a very old woman who has access to an underground pool with remarkable healing properties. She leads the investigators underground and shows a them a hole in a existing pavement and ground, she describes how years ago as a child she saw an angel fall from the sky and leave this hole. Now when it rains the rain seeps through the ground and this hole and gains a silver tint, pooling below into a healing spring.
The Black Dahlia Gang attacks the block and the investigators are able to help drive them away. Gemma claims they will now go after a little girl that her and the others have been trying to get to the pool. Scarlet and Grumshoe agress to help and gives chase.
The factions clash at the little girls apartment building and the investigators become overwhelmed. In an last ditch effort Grumshoe and Molotov use themselves as distractions while the rest get the girl to safety. Grumshoe and Molotov are mowed down by a stream of bullets.
With the little girl safely at Gemma’s block the remaining investigators return to take Grumshoe and Molotov’s bodies to the pool. Molotov is brought back from the brink of death but it is too late for Grumshoe as he becomes the second investigator to die in as many weeks.