The shame of terrible deeds past can drive a man to self contempt. So it is with Mick Calahan, anonymous, disconsolate, shielding the world from himself in priest's robes. But a disturbing assignment and the desperate trust of a young woman threaten to make him choose between staying buried and unleashing the phantoms that haunt his past. Drawn into Gabriella's taut, troubled paradise, Mick harbors a dark secret--that his signature quality is not virtue. And the woman knows, and the town will come to see, that their deliverance could compel this mysterious man to oppose evil by becoming it.
About the Author
Michael Vorhis was born to a large farm family in Midwestern USA. He has resided in or extensively traveled Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany and other parts of Europe, the New England states, and Colorado, Wyoming, and other stretches of the Great American West. Most recently he makes his home in Northern California with his wife and daughter. His passions include high alpine mountaineering, the paddling of free-flowing rivers, soaring flight, fly fishing, string instruments, cartooning, baseball, volleyball, the martial arts, photography, the open road...and writing. He has developed and published fiction and nonfiction, including novels, short stories and screenplays, for more than three decades.