The Legacy A Birthright of Living Death Author:John Coyne An electrifying tale of greed, passion and occult, this chilling novel begins with the gathering of six people on the 16-century English estate as the guests of a dying man. But only five know why they are there. The sixth, a young American named Maggie Walsh, knows nothing of the link between her heritage and the great manor house of Ravenhurst... more »... and nothing about the secret of "the legacy."
Mysteriously stranded in the English countryside, Maggie and her lover, Pete, have innocently accepted the hospitality of the millionaire Jason Mountolive. His other guests come from all over the world-a lovelly Italian courtesan... a former Nazi... a sharp-tongued and beautiful Russian fashion designer... a young British music producer... a French entrepreneur. All seem delighted by their reunion at Ravenhurst, and Maggie soon learns that each on expects to gain from their host's death. But why has Mountolive, now wasting away in his bedroom, brought Maggie here?
And what about the uncanny resemblance she bears to the portrait of Margaret of Walsingham, once owner of the beautiful estate?
As death begins to stalk surreptitiously-like the strange white cat present at each bizarre tragedy-Pete and Maggie attempt to flee... in vain.
Something about Ravenhurst has caused a change in Maggie. Perhaps it's something to do with the crest ring that Jason Mountolive placed on her finger-thge right that wont come off.
As riveting as the first novel, The Piercing, John Coyne's latest tale of terror and the supernatural, based on a story by Jimmy Sangster, will haunt you longer after you've turned the last page.« less