The Dresden Files: Portland
- Brother of Nick Salieri and nephew of Deirdre Salieri
- Yoga instructor and part-time athlete
- Once in thrall to a White Court Vampire
- Earnest, but a bit naive
Marcus Salieri is the younger brother of Nick Salieri. He only discovered Nick’s existence within the past year and is coming to terms with that. Unlike his brother, Marcus didn’t spend much time in foster care but was adopted early in life by a loving couple in Portland (who were not aware they were separating the two brothers). Namaste Yoga represents the fruits of all of Marcus’ energy and his quest for inner peace. It has become an especially important haven for him after the events of “He’s Not Heavy”.
In Portland Oregon, practicing Kintomany and looking for his long-lost brother, Marcus, Nick Salieri discovers that his brother is in the thrall of a creature of the night. Can a three-time loser save his only family from a fate worse than death?
Nick stops by “Old Town Florist” for a rare/exotic flower. He works with Yuriko to locate and obtain the flower and, in the course of events, Yuriko comes to realize that the ingredient is used in ritual magic…
Marcus, resistant to Nick’s interference with his “love life”, starts avoiding Nick. Nick decides to ambush Marcus at the one place he knows he’ll be, Sunday morning at church. Realizing he can’t assault his brother during services, Nick enlists the aid of Dillon, a fellow parishioner, to get Marcus alone and administer his magical “cure”. Dillon, of course, agrees to aid one of the church’s parishioners.