For years, Stefan Ziegler fought to bury the horrors of his abusive childhood and lead a normal life. Raised by a mentally ill mother and a neurosurgeon father who had a taste for the sadistic, he finally finds reprieve from his horrific life when he is sent to a top boarding school.
Immersing himself in his schoolwork, Stefan strives to follow in his father's footsteps into a medical career and finally earns his place as chief trauma surgeon at his father's old hospital.
After an occurrence that threatens his future as a surgeon, Stefan seeks refuge at his old family home. In his father's study, he discovers a secret so horrible that it makes him violently ill. But it also brings about a realization that scares him more than the gory contents of the tape: he himself is drawn to human torture.
Teaming up with his father's old assistant, Ivan, Stefan decides to give in to his urges and conduct heinous research of his own. They kidnap human subjects and begin their vile experiments. But when Ivan falls in love with one of the victims, will he remain Stefan's pawn, or will he finally thwart the Ziegler legacy?
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About the Author
Mark Arehart was born and raised in Chicago. A major horror aficionado, Arehart has watched more than eight hundred films in the genre and has read countless novels. As he delved deeper into the world of horror, he found himself bored by the story lines and decided to write a novel that would scare him-House of Pain is the result. He hopes to bring his audience to the heights of fear and anxiety with this story. This is his gift for those who love to be terrified.
Arehart currently lives in southwest Florida with his wife, Gina. He has a son, daughter-in-law, and grandson who reside outside of Chicago.