|About the Book|
Jack Sibley, university studies completed, had no hesitation accepting the invitation of his former flatmate, Kyle Steinbeck- that he spend a few weeks vacation at his home in Nevada before having to work for a living. He and Kyle had formed a solidMoreJack Sibley, university studies completed, had no hesitation accepting the invitation of his former flatmate, Kyle Steinbeck- that he spend a few weeks vacation at his home in Nevada before having to work for a living. He and Kyle had formed a solid friendship during their time together at Cambridge, and the thought of meeting up with him again was something to relish. It was also the first time hed been abroad, and that added to the excitement...more so, when it was suggested that they spend a good part of the time available touring South America.The anticipated, dream holiday was however destined to go terribly wrong- Jack being subjected to a repeat of events that had so nearly brought him to ruin in the past.Kyle had purchased a statuette of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent god of the Aztecs and the Maya, from a complete stranger whom they encountered while visiting an ancient settlement. The effigy proved to be a talisman of evil: an object stolen from a dark magician, a Satanist who professed to be an agent of the Devil...with whom he had made a pact. The man demanded return of the statue - apparently an important element of the tryst made with his master - but, for deep personal reasons, Kyle refused to comply. His obstinacy triggered the Devil worshippers revenge. For many weeks the two men suffered the magicians wrath- lives under threat, sanctity of their spiritual existence compromised. For Jack it brought back dark memories of a time he wished he could forget, for Kyle it was an education in matters beyond his speculation. Unwittingly, they were caught in the crossfire of the age-old battle between the powers of good and evil.