Inspector Mike Milton wants to retire but it won't be this Christmas after all, there's a young woman's body in the fishing nets at Hopes Nose and she has been sacrificed in some sort of Christmas Eve satanic ritual. To make matters worse the woman he has loved a lifetime but failed to win the heart of has become involved in his investigation and is missing too.
All over Europe young girls are disappearing and Interpol has a special task force to investigate led by a Belgian Detective who shares Inspector Milton's scepticism whilst between them they try to solve a mystery that began in Jerusalem at the end of the first Crusade. They must both overcome their lack of faith if they are to succeed in catching Hainsley-Sihl before he can set the Devil free.
Cherie LeClerc is enjoying a walk on her sixteenth birthday when she is taken. It doesn't take her long to understand the dreadful fate that awaits her in a foreign country. She is the prisoner of a Satanic cult that respects no laws except Lucifer's. Imprisoned in the catacombs that join Kents Cavern to Torre Abbey she must somehow fight for her life and her beliefs.
Her ordeal is complicated by the dreams the drugs they have given her produce. Who is the beautiful Isabella DeMonferrat and what was the oath she took as Jerusalem burned all about her.
Peter the Hermit lies at the bottom of these mysteries and even across eight hundred years his plans will lead them all to a modern battle between the forces of darkness and the truth of the light.
For eight centuries the Knights of an ancient brotherhood have watched over God's gift and now the time for them to give battle approaches once more. The power of their faith is Cherie LeClerc's only real hope of saving her soul.
Set against the background of the English Riviera, Torbay and the Dartmoor national park this occult thriller moves around the scenically beautiful county of Devon and through the streets of Agatha Christie's birthplace and the wild moorland hills once roamed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hounds of the Baskervilles.
Lucifer's Abbey is the first book in a trilogy of books set around Torre Abbey. An eight hundred year old Abbey that graces the sea front meadows and gardens of Torquay, queen of the English Riviera and has just been brilliantly restored with Lottery Funding to become a modern art gallery and historic building that is very active in the art world and for other cultural events. It has lately been used for the location of a movie and probably has a fine future for this purpose.
The Abbey itself was destroyed during the 'Dissolution' but the ruins that remain hold many a secret. If the stones could talk they would tell many a dark tale.
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I enjoyed this so much I decided to give some copies to other avid readers at my Company. It's a really well written Dan Brown style thriller with an occult theme wrapped in a historical context. Clever, gripping and rather different. The heroine was distinctive, original and you soon find yourself fighting for her soul as much as she does! There is something reminiscent of the great British Horror Stories in this fine work. Buy it!
Fast paced, well researched and set in a lovely historical place. I liked the battle between a kidnapped girl and Lucifer. The young woman's intelligence, courage and tenacity are well handled by the author. Splendidly different and sometimes truly gripping. Impossible not to fight with her!