In his two hundred years and more on Earth, Angel has seen his share of imitators. Some have been kindly, misguided people intrigued by the business of being a private investigator. Others have been not-so-kindly if equally misguided people drawn by the lure of the undead unlife. But he's never encountered a true double -- until now. Enter Angel the Second. And Fred 2.0. And Wesley Redux. And so on. A steady parade of perfect clones arrives at Angel Investigations, none of them looking for help. They want the original models dead. And if Angel, Lorne and the others can't band together to find out where the replicas are coming from and why, a murder spree that starts in their lobby might spread to the entire city. But how do you defeat an opponent who knows your thoughts, your battle plans, your doubts, your darkest fear. How is Angel going to defeat -- himself?
Craig Shaw Gardner is the author of the humorous fantasy sequences The Cineverse Cycle and the Eherezum Trilogy. He has also written a number of film and television tie-ins including The Lost Boys, Back to the Future, Spiderman: Wanted Dead or Alive and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Return to Chaos.