Carter Graham is a successful, financially secure London lawyer in her mid-thirties, a partner in her firm. She is perfectly on track, exactly where she hoped to be at this point in her life. Except that reality is about to change her course. Carter slowly begins to learn that her husband, Kim, is not what he seems. People from his past hint at a serious involvement in the occult and at a connection between his family and the Nazis. Her world shattering, Carter plunges into a darkness and terror she has never known before. In desperation, she seeks shelter and help at St. Benet's Healing Centre. Now, with the aid of the people who run the Centre -- Father Nicholas Darrow, a mysteriously alluring healer; Father Lewis Hall, Darrow's down-to-earth counter∂ Alice, the cook and all-round angel of mercy; and Tucker, a lay worker whose interest in helping Carter is both altruistic and deeply personal -- Carter begins a psychological and spiritual journey that will bring her to a startling understanding of Kim and, more important, of her own life, past and future.