The manager of Books on Benefit has died under mysterious circumstances, and one of the rarest books in the world is missing — if it ever existed at all.
Did James the Just, oldest surviving brother of Jesus of Nazareth, write a book about the suppressed secrets of his brother’s ministry, and the plan to help him survive the crucifixion? The number of strange characters descending on the scene, determined to lay hands on the missing volume, indicate powerful forces believe it exists — and are hell-bent on making sure The Testament of James never sees the light of day.
Aided only by a small band of College Hill misfits, can the unorthodox methods of Matthew Hunter, tracer of lost books, find the Testament in time to keep the Forces of Darkness from condemning the Western World to yet another long, dismal night of ignorance and repression?
From the author of “Send in the Waco Killers,” “The Ballad of Carl Drega,” and “The Black Arrow” comes a tale of rare books, hidden history, and strange goings-on in one of America’s oldest cities. With plenty of cats.