By Phil Rickman
THE eleventh INSTALMENT within the MERRILY WATKINS SERIESThe elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS be aware of all approximately ache and the long-lasting of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has chanced on himself again the Regiment - this time as its chaplain, liable for the non secular welfare of the toughest males in or out of uniform. confronted with a case which might as a rule be handed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is compelled, for protection purposes, to aim and deal with it himself... and is coming with reference to a breakdown.Meanwhile, the scattered groups alongside the Welsh border have their very own difficulty. With recession biting deep, city crime has spilled into the geographical region and outdated barbaric evils are revived. whilst a filthy rich landowner is hacked to dying in his personal farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is stuck within the backlash, his inner most lifestyles at risk of exposure.With the framework of her personal international commencing to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to enterprise into parts the place neither a clergyman nor a girl is welcome... to unearth secrets and techniques associated with the border's pagan earlier. secrets and techniques which she understands can by no means be disclosed.
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