The Legacy Author:John Coyne Book Club Edition: THE TERRIFYING NEW NOVEL BY JOHN COYNE, BASED ON A STORY BY JIMMY SANGSTER; An electrifying tale of greed, passion and the occult, this chilling novel begins with the gathering of six people on a l6th-century English estate as the guests of a dying man. But only five know why they are there. The sixth, a young American n... more »amed Maggie Walsh, knows nothing of the link between her heritage and the great manor house of Ravenshurst.... 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 quests come from all over the world--a lovely 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 Ravenshurst, and Maggie soon learns that each one 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 Ravenshurst has caused a change in Maggie. Perhaps it's something to do with the crest ring that Jason Mountolive place on her finger--the ring that won't come off.« less