By Barbara Michaels
A stranger has come to Middleburg, Maryland, a customer from overseas with a mysterious goal. yet this old fashioned, prosperous group has darkish secrets and techniques of its personal. And whilst the interloper, Peter Stewart, turns into concerned with the bewitching, seductive ward of famous neighborhood writer Kate extra, the townfolk worry the chilling previous they're hiding will not be secure. For Middleburg has a colonial historical past of malevolent sorceries and obscene sacrifice. And whilst the negative pot is stirred, homicide could be the least of the evils to emerge from the unholy brew.
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He asked. “October; we start earlier than you people, I’m told. ” “I just might join you one day. ” 28 Barbara Michaels “Any friend of Sir George’s,” Volz assured him. “You’ll like the other members. ” Peter wondered how he could ascertain the one point he was most interested in. To mention Katharine More by name would be too crude even for Volz. ” “Sure does. An ex-governor, several Congressmen, some of the big banking families. All friends of mine. Not that I pick my friends for that. They’re all .
Her hair was tinted an improbable shade of red, and the eyes that met his in a long, appraising stare had once been beautiful, before they sank into folds of mot- 34 Barbara Michaels tled skin. They were an unusual clear green, with ﬂecks of amber. “I don’t see people,” said Mrs. Adams. Her voice reminded him of the general’s; it was almost as deep and it had the same peremptory, barking tone. The habit of command, Peter thought wryly; he could picture the old lady with a whip, bullying a shivering huddle of ﬁeld hands.
Volz is so objectionable that he has to pay through the nose to get any help at all. Hilary is saving for college. ” “It’s not that simple,” Martin explained patiently. “Hilary is bright, but he’s a product of the local high school and of a home which isn’t exactly an intellectual haven. Scholarships exist, but few pay all expenses. And I wonder whether Hilary doesn’t . . Well. ” Peter asked curiously. ” “I worry about too many things,” Martin said, with a wry smile. ” Peter rose. ” Martin stood up, towering over the younger man by several inches.
Prince of Darkness by Barbara Michaels