Anne rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past‚aia metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.the novel opens in the present. At its center: toby o‚aodare‚aia contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases‚aijust now: lucky the fox‚aiand takes his orders from ‚authe right man.‚auinto o‚aodare‚aos nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O‚aodare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century england, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against jews, where children suddenly die or disappear . . . In this primitive setting, o‚aodare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.
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