New England preacher Benjamin Conroy thought he had it all figured out. The keys to his family's eternal salvation lied in an ancient Egyptian ritual to the god Osiris. Following a little black magic... and the crucifixion of his entire family... the Conroys would rise from the dead, united for all of eternity, bringing Salvation to the world. Assuming, that is, that the ritual went off with out a hitch. But for the Conroys, things went drastically wrong, and death was just the beginning of their suffering.
17 years later, 18-year-old Johnny Petrie receives a letter from a lawyer stating that he is the sole heir to the Conroy estate, a property valued at nearly 2 million dollars. Seeking to escape the isolation of his overprotective, religious zealot family, Johnny leaves Manhattan on the morning of his father's suicide, seeking a new life.
What follows is a roller coaster ride of chills as Johnny begins to realize that he has inherited far more than an estate. Laimo masterfully takes us back and forth through time, alternating between the perspectives of the Conroy family in 1988 and the young Petrie boy in 2005. Events unfold in perfect sequence, revealing just enough to keep you eagerly flipping to the next chapter.