The Ancient Author:Muriel Gray [Discarded library book. Slight water damage.] — Amongst towering mountains of trash in the backstreets of Lima, three young boys are trying to raise an ancient demon. They don't think their incantation has worked, but that night a teenage drug runner is gunned down across their makeshift altar. As his killers walk away, his body stirs. Not be... more »cause it still contains a spark of life, but because something is stirring beneath it...
Port Callao, Peru. The MV Lysicrates a three-quarter-mile long supertanker, is being loaded with hundreds of tons of trash. Watching from the bridge, in a bleary state of hangover gloom, is second-in-command Matthew Cotton. Far more interesting is the arrival of a young American student who has missed her boat.
They're both dreading this routine voyage—but for all the wrong reasons. They should have paid more attention to the trash.
With its powerful blend of superb characterization and demonic horror, Muriel Gray's new novel is her best yet.« less