Set in the Caribbean island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, this is the story of David Chelmsford, a young journalist drawn unwillingly into an occult adventure in the realms of West African Vodun and its Trinidadian equivalent, Obeah. David is unhappy with the corruption, crime and drug abuse in his country. He is upset with the degradation of the annual Carnival and the loss of the beauty of the old traditions. He wants to write something better than the drivel that is inflicted on the public year after year during the Carnival season. When his photographer colleague stumbles on a police record that documents the existence of an active serial killer, operating in the confusion of Carnival, he is excited by the story and suggests to his editor that the paper report on the disappearances of young women every Carnival, as suggested by the file his friend unearthed.
His editor rejects the proposal insisting instead that his Carnival assignment is a story that will document the experiences and impressions of an American tourist who is in Trinidad for the annual Carnival. David accepts the assignment while remaining determined to follow the story about the serial disappearances on his own.
Both assignments collide violently when his designated tourist becomes the present target of the serial killer and David must go toe to toe with a powerful and ruthless opponent, one skilled in the arcane magic of Vodun and Obeah.
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About the Author
Neil Daniel is a self-taught fiction writer from Trinidad and Tobago with one published book, The Obeahman’s Dagger. At seventy, writing is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and The Obeahman’s Dagger is the first in a long list of books that Neil intends to write, health and life permitting. He currently lives in North Tonawanda, New York, a small town between the Niagara River and Tonawanda Creek where he enjoys biking, jogging and walking the many trails that have been built along the old rail lines and Erie Canal paths. He can be found on his WordPress blog, Flying Solo.