THE UNIFORMS: A terrifying encounter brings the shadows too close to Sarah Weber and Jake Riley as a normal day on the streets becomes something darker.
THE DETECTIVES: For Anthony Steele and Gerry Carter their new working relationship is almost as challenging as the cases they crack to shine a light into the murkiest depths of the Chicago underworld.
OCI: Jason Jones and Kimberley Mason of Chicago's Organised Crime Initiative will discover that the gangs they battle have started meddling in something that threatens to plunge the city into insanity and chaos.
The common thread? THE SILENT MAJORITY. Take an epic journey below the surface of the average cop thriller and find something far more twisted: the dark heart that beats within the Windy City. THE SILENT MAJORITY blends elements of the thriller with a new horror mythos that will take root in the darkest corners of your mind.
Book Two: Pleasant Rest
THE UNIFORMS: There is friction between Sarah Weber and Jake Riley after the terrifying encounter that brought Weber to the attention of a creature that lurks in the shadows of Chicago.
THE DETECTIVES: Concerned that Gerry Carter is begining to believe that every case leads into the shadows, Anthony Steele is forced to confront his partner, before events unfold that lead him to question his own sanity.
OCI: The pursuit of a good lead in the fight against the street gangs of Chicago leads Kimberley Mason and Jason Jones into situations both supernatural and political that neither of them could have prepared for.
The secrets of PLEASANT REST nursing home will draw the attention of the officers of the West 31 precinct. Once the terror lurking at the heart of PLEASANT REST is revealed, no one will ever feel safe in the city of shadows again.
Book Three: Street Cleaning
THE UNIFORMS: Jake Riley finds himself compromised because of a questionable choice made by his partner, Sarah Weber.
THE DETECTIVES: As the federal government show unusual interest in the lives of Gerry Carter and Anthony Steele the detectives have to make a difficult moral decision in order to penetrate the mysteries under the surface of the Chicago underworld.
OCI: In the dog house after a bungled operation Jason Jones and Kimberley Mason are struggling to redeem themselves when an important bust reveals a new level to the shadow world.
The only lasting effects of West 31 Precinct's participation in Chicago PD's occasional STREET CLEANING operation are usually anecdote, embarrassment and personal abuse. Tonight things are going to be different, the federal government have come to town on their own STREET CLEANING mission. The special agents who take over the precinct combine their own pursuit of some highly unusual terror suspects with another agenda that involves members of West 31's own staff roster.
Role Playing Games
Shadow Cities RPG
From No Dice Games
The Police Procedural RPG from which the Chicago Shadows series was born. Play as one of the police officers who patrol America's mean streets in the thrilling narrative RPG from the UKs leading innovators in narrative RPGs.
The book contains all the secrets of all seven Shadow Cities and the unique plot-builder mechanics for those who wish to host a game to build their own Shadow adventures.
The game comes with everything you need to play the game except for a pack of normal playing cards per player (and one for the host). The Shadow Cities are even more gripping when you're in the driver seat as uniform, detective or special detective.
WARNING: The Shadow Cities RPG contains spoilers for the overall arc of the Shadow series.
PULP RP Vol 1
(Currently Unavailable Due To Circumstances Beyond My Control)
From No Dice Games
It's time for something new under the sun. Using a unique structure that assists the Host in preparing and running an adventure literally on the fly using a draw chart (as always the system uses playing cards) and a gallery of "off the shelf" locations, villains and plots. While the players make PULP characters using the light but robust system the Host can quickly make some notes that will support the running of the adventure.
This first volume provides resources for PULP adventures in the world of hard boiled classic pulp magazines of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Bizarre villains in gritty locations will test the heroes while the fate of the world will hang in the balance.