The detective nodded, and followed Bo into his study, giving Seventeen a sardonic salute as she passed, which he returned. They were an odd pair, the blue-blooded wizard and his Hispanic police girlfriend, but they seemed to be going very steadily. Once in private, Chavez was all business, however.
"Do you know anything about supernatural antiquity thefts?" Chavez said, looking at Bo carefully. She did not know about the Tong -- this was one of those secrets that Seventeen had not seen fit to tell her about -- and if she ever learned, Chavez would feel all but compelled to break it up. Sometimes, the supernatural world was able to persuade her to act outside the law, but only if mortal laws were inadequate to the situation, and the crime was stopped anyway. The Tong, unfortunately, did not fall into those inspections. "Because something's been stolen, very quietly, from the
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