Thursday, March 24, 2011
While this first book by my favorite author was written in 1985 I still must recommend reading this one. Clive Barker is my favorite because he has a way mental mind "blasting" you (insert expletive there). Here is s synopsis as provided by Wiki.
I know I'm being lazy using someone elses synopsis but it's a good description of the book.
Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the wealthiest men in the world. The job proves more complicated and dangerous than he thought, however, as Marty soon gets caught up in a series of supernatural events involving Whitehead, his daughter (who is a heroin addict), and a devilish man named Mamoulian, with whom Whitehead made a Faustian bargain many years earlier, during World War II. As time passes, Mamoulian haunts Whitehead using his supernatural powers (such as the ability to raise the dead), urging him to complete his pact with him. Eventually Whitehead relents and chooses to meet with Mamoulian as Marty races to prevent whiteheads daughter becoming entangled as Whitehead seeks to escape his fate.