The evil in East Salem is no longer content to hide in the shadows. The stakes—and the darkness—are rising.
Dani Harris thought there wasn’t much left that could surprise her after serving as a forensic psychiatrist in East Salem. And Tommy Gunderson has faced few challenges in his life that he couldn’t overcome by either physical strength or his celebrity status.
But as they race to uncover what’s really happening behind the high walls of St. Adrian’s Academy, it becomes clear that supernatural forces have been at work here for generations. And now their focus is on making sure Dani and Tommy don’t interfere.
When the unseen becomes seen, faith is the only weapon strong enough to fight in a battle involving not just murder and betrayal—but angels and demons.
“Wiehl’s latest is a truly creepy story with supernatural undertones that seem eerily real.” -Romantic Times review of Waking Hoursread more
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In Wiehl and Nelson's heart-pounding second East Salem thriller (after 2011's Waking Hours), forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris and her partner (both professional and romantic), ex-football star Tommy Gunderson, continue to investigate the ritual murder of Julie Leonard, last seen alive at a party attended by students from St. Adrian's Academy, an exclusive boys' school in New York's Westchester County. Another death--of an Alzheimer's patient and pious historian, Abbie Gardener, somehow crushed by sucking asphyxiation one night in her room at the school--complicates their inquiry. Romantic jealousy flares when Dani draws on the expertise of her neuro-chemist ex-boyfriend, while a demonically possessed friend tricks Tommy's model ex-girlfriend into thinking it's time for a visit. Wiehl's world, in which humanity plays a central role in the eternal war between God and the devil, will appeal to readers who like their morality unambiguous and their heroes righteous. Agent: Todd Shuster, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.