Carl Granville is a would-be novelist who is beginning to think his writing career is going nowhere fast, when he is approached by the hottest editor in town and given a six figure sum to fictionalise a fifty-year-old diary. Sworn to secrecy and on a tight deadline, Carl is close to finishing when the editor is murdered ... and with hours Carl has been fingered as the killer.He's only got one person to turn to, his ex-lover Amanda. With an unknown demon on his tail he manages to get to Washington, but the demon has extraordinary resources and Amanda too is drawn into the nightmare. They have only one option - to track down the author of the original diary and the place where the events related in it took place and the true identity of Gideon. But someone knows where they are headed and are certain they'll never get there.Told with spectacular pace, peopled with tough but vulnerable characters, Russell Andrews' first novel marks the debut of a bestselling name.