There was Evil in the air at the seance - Evil that was to transform their lives. Janice said she had not changed, but there were signs that Alan just couldn't ignore - like the strange mark on her hand, the naked wanderings in the moonlight, the blood stains on her clothes? And so Alan turned to the ex-Roman Catholic priest Ruane, a man drained of self-respect, a drunkard, a reject, but still the only man who would listen, the only man who could actually fight the Evil One. The only man who knew the reality of the Devil!
"Horrible Reading ..."
Part of Croft-Cooke's series of autobiographical works, The Sensual World. The Author says, "I have given this book its title because the words seem to fit each of the two journeys it records, journeys which, in the cant phrase of the courtroom, ran concurrently. The first was through the Mediterranean on a Yugoslav cargo boat during the coldest month of one of Europe's most icy winters for a century. The second was along the coastlines of some recent fiction, my choice being made for me by the booksellers in various ports on whose stocks of Penguins I relied."