Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Alan Bulmer discovers one day that he can cure any illness with the mere touch of his hand, with no rational explanation. Although he tries to hide it, word inevitably leaks out and soon Alans life begins to unravel. Only rich, beautiful, enigmatic Sylvia Nash stands by him, and Ba, her Vietnamese gardener, who witnessed such power in his homeland, where it is called Dat-tay-vao and always comes with a price. Help arrives unexpectedly—Senator James McCready offers the use of his familys medical foundation to investigate Alans power. If it truly exists, he will back Alan with the full weight of the Foundations international reputation. Alan accepts McCreadys offer. But he has only begun to pay.
“A superior supernatural excursion from the author of The Keep and The Tomb... Hair-raisingly plausible ideas, winningly developed, set in a well-paced, gripping narrative. His best so far.”
“[Not] a horror novel in the usual sense, and variations on this idea have been used before, but rarely with the skill and entertainment value of this fine novel.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
“Wilson delivers a fast-paced, suspense-filled novel that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats until the very last page.”
—Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)
“A delightfully enthralling medical horror story.”
“Unnerving and enthralling”
—Publishing News (UK)
Suddenly, a family physician can heal with a simple touch.
About the Author
F. PAUL WILSON, the New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack novels, lives in Wall, New Jersey. In 2008, he won the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.