Still bruised by the satanic events at Monkswell, Richard Torrey and Kate Mallory find themselves embroiled in another battle with the forces of darkness...
Journalist Kate Mallory is covering a routine case of vandalism in a local churchyard when she comes across a mysterious foreign banknote and a drawing of an ancient talisman, the Seal of Ashmedai, used in rituals of black magic. At the same time, Richard Torrey is haunted by a young woman, dressed in white, who begs his help. But why can no one else see or hear her Together, Kate and Richard decide to investigate a possible connection between these random events. They do not expect to find themselves embroiled in an attempt to create the havoc of war in the Middle East, large-scale currency counterfeiting - and devil worship.
Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn. - Birmingham Evening Mail on The Deverell Woman
Meg Hutchinson's storytelling skills are attracting a bigger and bigger audience. - Newcastle Evening Chronicle on No Place For a Woman
The mistress of simmering sagas. - Peterborough Evening Telegraph on The Peppercorn Woman
Meg Hutchinson left school at fifteen and didn't return to education until she was thirty-three, when she entered Teacher Training College and studied for her degree in the evenings. Telling stories and writing compositions have been part of Meg's life since a child and she now indulges this passion in a little cottage in Shropshire.