In The Last Days of Madame Rey, Stephan Raszer—sleuth, scholar, shaman, and private eye—must save the soul of his client’s son, an ambitious and sexually conflicted young lawyer named Fortis Cohn. Fortis has drifted to the wrong side of the karmic tracks, and Raszer has been hired to free him from a spell that’s been cast by a neo-Nazi demagogue.
On his quest to expose the spiritual hucksters who have entranced Fortis, Raszer encounters more than Old and New World mysticism. A series of eerily unnatural earthquakes is rippling through Northern California, and it’s possible that the cult behind Fortis’s disappearance may be involved. Meanwhile, a cryptic message is left in the hands of a gypsy fortune-teller, and to learn its meaning, Raszer must put his trust in a stunningly sensuous and independent-minded operative named April Blessing. He will follow her wherever he must to unravel the ancient mystery encoded in the gypsy’s message.
From its pseudo-gnostic predators to its bedazzled souls, The Last Days of Madame Rey is high on humor, rich on adventure, and injected with addictive, heart-stopping suspense.