Synopses & Reviews
A critical success on both sides of the Atlantic, this darkly imaginative novel from Scottish author James Robertson takes a tantalizing trip into the spiritual by way of a haunting paranormal mystery. When Reverend Gideon Mack, a good minister despite his atheism, tumbles into a deep ravine called the Black Jaws, he is presumed dead. Three days later, however, he emerges bruised but alive-and insistent that his rescuer was Satan himself. Against the background of an incredulous world, Mack's disturbing odyssey and the tortuous life that led to it create a mesmerizing meditation on faith, mortality, and the power of the unknown.
"Provocative . . . [Gideon's] testament will affirm your faith in the power of fiction."
-The Washington Post
"Haunting, memorable, and completely compelling."
-Los Angeles Times
"Uncommonly thought-provoking and serious-minded . . . Gideon Mack's story raises disquieting questions most modern fiction prefers to ignore."
-San Francisco Chronicle
Scottish author Robertson takes a tantalizing trip into the spiritual by way of a haunting paranormal mystery. Rescued from certain death by the devil himself, an atheist preacher recovers his faith only to lose his place in his community.
About the Author
James Robertson is the author of two previous novels published in the U.K., The Fanatic and Joseph Knight. The latter was awarded the two major Scottish literary awards-the Saltire Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year.