After the passage of the Anatomy Act, surgeons have access to legally obtained corpses, yet a few individuals persist in making their illicit living from grave-robbing.
What exactly is the research of the mysterious Dr. Prometheus, who purchases these dead bodies? Could it have any connection to the wild stories regarding re-animated corpses shuffling about in some of the seedier areas of London? When Scotland Yard's finest are baffled, Jason Dark is called in to investigate, not realizing the dangers that lie in wait even for a seasoned investigator of the occult.
This is the fifth volume in a series of supernatural mysteries where Jason Dark, a fearless and resourceful ghost hunter in Victorian Britain, faces off against creatures from other dimensions and the forces of evil that feed on our fears.
This series is filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you to the sinister, fog-shrouded streets of gaslit London. Your encounter with the extraordinary awaits!
About the Author
A lifelong fan of gothic horror and classic horror movies, selecting a genre to become active in as a writer was an easy and natural choice. Guided by the spirit of classic gothic horror stories that create atmosphere through their settings as much as the mysterious events unfolding, his adventures incorporate a love and passion for the genre that shines through in every word.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In his quest for immortality, Dr Prometheus makes a pact with the Devil that has far-reaching consequences. And what of the rumors of walking corpses? Ghost hunter, Jason Dark, is called in to investigate. This is the fourth Jason Dark volume I've read and the best one yet. Henkel very cleverly weaves historical fact into the story, which for me made for a more engrossing read. The writing is very visual and pulls you back to a time when life was cheap and even the dead weren't safe. Another gripping, action-packed read.
Constable Lestrade is brought back again in this fifth novella by Henkel, and the situation is just a profound as ever. Henkel combines gothic elements from the Frankenstein era as well as elements from Sherlock Holmes in this well written story about Dr. Prometheus and his evil intents. I really enjoyed this combination of elements as Henkel alludes to the characters of history as well as within other exceptional novels. A new character also comes on the scene in this novel, a young man names Herbert, who joins the characters Jason Dark and Siu Lin as they battle against evil to save mankind from the devil himself. Although the plotline of this novel isn¿t as original as I hoped it to be, it is still extremely well written and worth the read.