Hunter Rose continues to tell Argent the story of Stacy and Barry Palumbo. He had poisoned Barry at a party in the previous issue, and Stacy found the body.
Hunter, who cares deeply for Stacy, takes her outside to help her deal with the situation. He asks his friend Larry Stohler to cover for him. He changes to Grendel as he leaves, and runs in to Argent. They battle for a long time, neither able to get a firm advantage over the other.
Meanwhile, inside the house, the police investigate the murder and arrest Barry's girlfriend, whom Hunter framed by planting evidence in her purse.
At the same time, a pedophile happens to wander by and finds the unconscious Stacy, whom Hunter and Argent are ignoring due to their battle, which has set the garden ablaze. The pedophile grabs Stacy and runs away with her.
Hunter finally gets a temporary upper hand over Argent and looks for Stacy, but she's gone. The series was cancelled here, but the story was retold in Devil by the Deed, a back-up feature in Mage: The Hero Discovered. It explains that eventually Hunter rescued Stacy and killed the pedophile before he was able to take advantage of her.