A nine year-old girl is abducted on a backwater colony world. Bad enough, but Sophie Crispianou is the daughter of the Terran Ambassador and the step-niece of Earth’s President, and the kidnapper has struck before, leaving his victim dead.
Finding the child falls to Detective Inspector A. Afton Lamont and her new partner, Jerome. The Earth authorities don’t trust the local police to solve such a high-profile case and send in some help from Terrapol, an agent with psionic abilities – a spook. Giselle is beautiful but deadly, a mind-reader and possibly much more, and her only goal is rescuing the lost child, regardless of the consequences. Can this unlikely team find Sophie and save her before tragedy strikes?
Deep in an abandoned mine at the edge of the city, something lurks, something old and evil, woken by the tears of a scared little girl and the cruelty of her captors. Jerome crosses its path, but Jerome has his own secrets and he isn’t exactly human. Can he defeat the Spirit in the Stone?
I have been writing for a long time, mostly in the science-fiction and fantasy genres. After a career spent working in medical research and then in an NHS microbiology lab, I’ve now taken early retirement and have time to spare for writing and publishing my work.
I like poetry, particularly Yeats and Walter de la Mare, the art of Alphonse Mucha and the Pre-Raphaelites, and folk music. I dabble in many kinds of crafts, including cross stitch and beading, and collect press-moulded and British studio glass, especially Okra perfume bottles, and tarot cards. All of the above may flavour and influence my work.
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