The Dresden Files: Portland
Sydney is the daughter of Myron Benning. Myron had a gambling problem. A BIG problem. He owed a mob bookie some $50,000. Then he died. According to the mob, that meant they had to collect the debt from somewhere and somewhere meant his daughter, Sydney. Of course, Syd didn’t have that kind of cash. But she did have certain…talents. Talents that could be put to use to work off that debt. At a snail’s pace, of course…
Sydney is currently being held in a house in Southeast Portland by a mobster called Louis “The Face” Lamone. She is being made to take down certain fighters in the underground fight syndicate at opportune times.
UPDATE (February 2013): Sydney has been freed from her confines with the mob and is back in her studio apartment on Burnside. She now feels she owes a debt to Brianna Karkana, who arranged for her freedom from Jim Butler.