By Phil Rickman
The elite warriors of the Hereford-based SAS recognize all approximately ache and the long-lasting of it. Syd Spicer, ex-SAS trooper, has came across himself again the Regiment—this time as its chaplain, liable for the non secular welfare of the toughest males in or out of uniform. confronted with a case which might in general be handed discreetly to Hereford diocesan exorcist Merrily Watkins, Spicer is pressured, for defense purposes, to attempt and deal with it himself and is coming just about a breakdown. in the meantime, the scattered groups alongside the Welsh border have their very own main issue. With recession biting deep, city crime has spilled into the geographical region and outdated barbaric evils are revived. whilst a prosperous landowner is hacked to demise in his personal farmyard, the senior investigating officer, DI Frannie Bliss is stuck within the backlash, his inner most existence at risk of publicity. With the framework of her personal international commencing to crack, Merrily Watkins is persuaded to enterprise into parts the place neither a clergyman nor a lady is welcome to unearth secrets and techniques associated with the border's pagan past—secrets which she is familiar with can by no means be disclosed.