DEA agent Dema Culver is the modern Lamia. Her snake dream drives her to defend the innocent. Including herself.
Modern references say the Lamia was a monster, half woman half snake, who devoured innocent children. But heroes are often seen as demons by their enemies.
Lamia originally meant simply abyss, or womb, or a shaman who serves as a midwife. One such shaman swore an oath to avenge the blood of innocents, an oath binding on her descendants.
The shaman magic persists. There are among us some who see beyond normal perception, sense the deeper forces that shape the world. With this awareness comes an ability to influence those forces, bend reality to ones will.
Steeped from childhood in her grandmother’s tales of shaman ancestors, driven to become an agent for the DEA by the loss of her sister to the drug culture, near death from the bullet of a would-be abductor, Dema Culver becomes the modern Lamia.
Dema turns to her grandmother for help in understanding the changes happening in her. She masters the changes, but as she uses her new talents to thwart the drug mobs, her shaman dream - the dream without end - and the oath of the Lamia draw her ever deeper into spirit realms.