->In this corner, one missing Shroud, one impossibly and thoroughly dead corpse, one dedicated and deadly vampire warlord, three holy knights, twenty-nine fallen angels, and a partridge in a pear tree. And in the opposite corner, one tired, bruised, underpaid professional wizard, threatened by his allies and about to get dumped by his would-be girlfriend for John Q. Humdrum. Oh, yeah. Definitely bedtime.

Harry has to juggle trying to find the Shroud of Turin, deal with Fallen Angels and a vampire noble wanting to duel with him, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Susan being back in town]].


* BigBad: Nicodemus, leader of the Denarians. Also, Paolo Ortega.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Paolo Ortega pretends to be a gentleman, but under that he's a bloodthirsty monster. Nicodemus varies between this and AffablyEvil.
* TheGenericGuy: Martin looks the part, and it even helps him out in battle.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Shiro]] does this after being tortured.
* LesserOfTwoEvils: John Marcone. He's not the best person in the world, but at least he isn't allied with literal fallen angels.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Denarians, who can turn into a wide variety of bizarre monsters, from evil eight-legged bears with horns to women with steel blades in place of hair.
* MoralEventHorizon: Harry considers letting Ortega feed on him to end the war...then asks him if he feeds on children. Ortega admits he does, not even understanding the point, and Harry shoots him down flat.
* {{Sidekick}}s: Lt. Karrin Murphy, Susan Rodriguez, three Knights of the Cross
* TranquilFury: "Hoss. Turn on the TV."