A strange and gruesome illness slithers through New York. Afflicted at random, all of the victims suffer an apparent overdose of chemotherapy, yet none of them have cancer. When the thirteenth case — a small boy very near death — hits the news, the authorities are desperate and turn to an unlikely consultant. Part shaman, part chef, he unlocks for them a bizarre world of bioluminescence, sin-eating, and killer cuisine. But what — or who — is on the menu? "Agony in Violet" is a short occult mystery about man's primal urge to consume and is the first course of Feast of Shadows.