The year is 1841 and Grayson Sherbrooke, a popular author of gothic paranormal mysteries, lives on the coast of Northern England with his 4-year-old-son, Pip. He's asked by a neighboring little girl, P.C., to come to Wolffe Hall because something terrible is threatening her and her mother. She's come to Grayson because she's confused him with his fictional hero, Thomas Straithmore, who overcomes all obstacles and always triumphs over otherworldly evil. Thus, to her mind, Thomas is the only one to save them. She describes the house shaking with terrifying tremors and a huge black hole she calls the Abyss appearing in the entrance hall. She also knows the menace involves her great grandfather, known as The Great. He's obsessed with collecting and returning the famous Waterloo medals to the soldiers of the great battle of 1815, but he refuses to tell anyone why he's doing it. Grayson is soon embroiled in a mystery involving a wrongful death on the battlefield at Waterloo and a paranormal force that threatens the very lives of those living in Wolffe Hall.
About the Author
Catherine Coulter is the author of 75 novels, including 68 New York Times bestsellers, finally hitting #1 after exhaustive prayers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances to pass the time while aboard the ark. She's written over ten different historical romance series, including the hugely popular Sherbrooke series. Over a decade ago she added suspense thriller to her reptertoire -- with great success. The Cove, the first book in her bestselling "FBI Suspense Thriller Series" spent nine weeks on the New York Times list and has to date sold over 2 million copies. Since then, she has written 18 more bestselling thrillers in her FBI series, including The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, Tailspin, Knockout, Whiplash, Split Second, Backfire, Bombshell, Power Play, and Nemesis. She has also launched a bestselling new series, co-written with JT Ellison, titled "A Brit in the FBI," including The Final Cut, The Lost Key and The End Game. Critics describe the Brit series as "unputdownable" and full of "heart-stopping action."