This page-turning supernatural mystery revolves around a hero cursed with a psychic ability that many others would relish.
The year is
1994. Jack Briscoe is a loner who is never alone. He has two passions: woodwork and womanizing,
and despite his popularity with women he leads a solitary lifestyle, unable to
hold down a steady relationship — not that he really wants one.
from a rented barn, sleeping in his van, and constantly short of money, his
prospects are dire. He
feels that his situation couldn't get any worse. Then one night, when on one of
his many casual assignations, he is stricken by a curse, and his ability to work — and his sexual prowess — are cruelly torn away.
in the town's outskirts, he is inexplicably drawn to the house of his old
school friend, unaware that inside his friend's wife is also facing a dilemma, believing she is
about to die.
Far away in
the Scottish Highlands, Chrissie Meikle, a modern-day High Priestess, with a
coven of half-hearted pagan
worshippers, has unwittingly set in play some ancient magic, with its roots stretching back hundreds of years.
tale of adventure, mystery, crime, witchcraft,
and the occult — where
the past literally bleeds
through into the present — Briscoe must find a way to bring an end to these
visions that he feels threaten
his freedom, sanity and
even his very existence. Is an ancient
oak carving of a monstrous
face the key? Or is it his ruthless
enemy determined to use
its power against him?
When the paranormal malevolence attacks two of his former women
friends, he must act, travelling to Scotland, where yet another adversary awaits him, along with the haunting memory of a girl in
a white dress, as he attempts to exorcise the past.
But maybe it's
the past that is exorcising