In the far-future mega-city called Punktown, police investigator John Bell is called in on a case involving the murder of a group of strange cultists — murders carried out by Bell's old friend, private eye Josh Kaddish. As Bell seeks to learn what would drive his friend to commit such acts, he learns the truth about cosmic entities that might just spell doom for the city of Punktown — and the rest of the universe besides.

THE BONES OF THE OLD ONES takes the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft and moves it to the gritty offworld metropolis of Punktown — as seen in other books by Jeffrey Thomas such as DEADSTOCK, BLUE WAR, and MONSTROCITY.