Dusty, if I didn't think it was impossible, I'd say Talon's gonna make a play for the Czerno's job.
We caught some of his vamps tracking Czerno's vamps more than once, and we've caught them in firefights, too.
They'd suspected Talon was one of Czerno's many bastard children, and the fact the sadistic bastard had called his daddy to tell him about Bianca confirmed it.
He almost preferred the idea of death at Czerno's hands to the mayhem his wards caused.
If Talon killed Jonny during that split second of vulnerability, before Jonny gained Czerno's powers, he could become the Black God.
"Talon wouldn't have Czerno's restraint," the Watcher added quietly.
I was embedded at this company we know is operating as a cover for Czerno's operations.
"I'm a plant at a front company we know one of Czerno's most trusted lieutenants uses to launder money," Jake said.
I was looking for Czerno's bank accounts, but I found this bizarro file on her instead.
There are Watchers who have left the crowd for Czerno's team.
It was slowly being decimated and fragmented by Czerno's blood-sucking vamps.
We may need to make a couple of less-than-discreet strikes at Czerno's strongholds to push him back and give us some time.
The idea of something so sweet in Czerno's depraved hold irked him.
"I think this is yours," Dusty said and handed him a few surveillance pictures taken of one of Czerno's safe houses in northern Virginia and an apartment building.
The thought of Sofia in Czerno's hands did worse than anger him—he felt fear for the first time in millennia.
He was Czerno's personal hit man, an executioner with no heart or soul.
He yelled and dragged Jake against the building and loosed part of his power to locate Czerno's position in the compound.
Czerno's affinity for castles meant they couldn't simply blow the place up and hope she survived an avalanche of stone.
He traced Czerno's path to locate the hallway behind the wall then placed his hands on the stones.
Damian charged Jilian, Czerno's longtime executioner.
The wall before him burst into dust, and Damian crawled through the opening, firing a full clip at Czerno's form at the other end.
Watch her for a bit while we go back and clean up what's left of Czerno's goons.
This was Czerno's before it was mine.
Jonny's handwriting was harder to read, tiny and tight, where Czerno's held a calligraphic flair.