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Summary: From the acclaimed author of Asylum and Spider comes a spellbinding alloy of Gothic mystery and historical romance. When Ambrose Tree is summoned to the brooding mansion Drogo Hall, he expects to hear an old man's dying words and then collect a sizable inheritance. He has no idea he is about to learn the bizarre story of Harry Peake, Cornish smuggler turned poet who became a monster capable of the most horrifying acts. Or that he is about to become psychologically enmeshed in the life of Harry's daughter, Martha, who flees her father for colonial America where she becomes an indispensable force in the Revolution. Or that he himself has a crucial role to play in this mesmerizing tale as it rushes headlong toward its haunting and unpredictable conclusion.
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