Hex and the City, by Simon R. Green, is the fourth in the Nightside series.
John Taylor gets hired by Lady Luck herself to hunt down the origins of the Nightside. But there are those that don’t want John prying into the past. Along with his ragtag group of companions, John visits some scary individuals and fights off deadly foes to eventually discover who his real mother is.
This installment is by far the darkest and most violent. But still infused with a wonderful dark humor that is as unique as the Nightside itself. Hex and the City brings in more unique and fun characters, and we get to see deeper into John’s origins. I had to start reading Paths Not Taken, fifth in the series, immediately after finishing this one.