He is a man of integrity who does not know he is living a lie, an Anglican monk who was once a husband and father. He is compassionate and ruthless, deeply spiritual,immensely attractive, and he is gifted-and burdened- with "glamorous" psychic powers.
The time is 1940. Suddenly Jonathan Darrow, in the midst of a successful career in the Church of England, receives a shattering vision and knows he must leave the monastery which has been his home for 17 years. But he knows too that once he leaves this stage where he has painfully managed to triumph over his weakneses, his lethal pride and ambition could well revive to lead him dangerously astray. He plunges into a spitiual crisis of such profundity that the lives of those closest to him hang in the balance.