Roc, Nov 2003, 14.00, 352 pp.
He's a gifted psychic who gave the police the break they needed to find Mary English, a serial killer who killed fourteen children. Deacon Silvey solved many cases for the Atlanta police before the ugliness he subjected himself to finally wore him out. He was an unemployed drunk living in Birmingham when he met Chance, a young woman on the right side of the tracks who wanted Deacon but only if he gave up the bottle.
They eventually married, the geology professor and the recovering alcoholic and they expect their child to be born in a matter of weeks. Their happy life shatters when serial killer Narcissa Snow enters their lives first through a vision and then in physical form. She wants their child. When she kidnaps Chance, days before the birth Deacon must rely on an otherworldly being to track Narcissa before she can have his wife and child.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner