Richard Garrison, a corporal in the British Military Police, loses his sight while trying to save the wife and child of millionaire industrialist Thomas Schroeder from a terrorist bomb. While Garrison is recovering from his injuries, Schroeder makes him an offer the young man cannot refuse - refuge at Schroefer's luxurious mountain retreat and rehabilitation from the best doctors who can treat Garrison's blindness, and, if not cure him, at least teach him a new way of life.
But Thomas Schroeder has a secret. His is dying and determined not to lose his life. The doctors tell him his body cannot be saved. But what about his mind Garrison's healthy young body would make an excellent replacement for Schroeder's failing corpus, if the machines to perform the operation can be perfected in time.
Garrison has secrets of his own. Since the bombing that caused the loss of his sight, Garrison has become aware of new abilities slowly developing in his mind: mental powers he is beginning to master, strengths Schroeder cannot expect.
Richard Garrison and Thomas Schroeder, two strong-willed men locked in battle for the greatest prize - life itself.
Brian Lumley is the internationally bestselling author of the Necroscope and Vampire World series. Both of these epics have gained a huge and loyal following and have demonstrated a breadth of imagination and scope to rival the greats: Poe, Lovecraft and King. A career British Army Military Policeman for over twenty years, he has been a full-time writer since the army. Brian has just been awarded the title of Grandmaster of Horror by the 1998 World Horror Covention. Previous winners of this accolade include Clive Barker, Stephen King and Peter Straub.