By Hugh B. Cave
Evil stirs within the center of paradise.
To plantation caretaker Peter Sheldon, St. Alban is a lush Caribbean jewel...but without notice, all isn't what it seems.
A crime wave is sweeping the villages . . . and a mysterious eco-friendly fog is terrifying natives at the mountain paths. a gaggle of kids has vanished whereas mountaineering close to Black Rock height. the dual of 1 lacking boy lies seething with fever within the village below-dreaming of a chilly, rainy hell full of negative eco-friendly light.
Ma Jarrett, clever within the methods of previous island magic, is starting to think the tales of a "Devil's Pit" excessive within the mountains—and so is Peter. His personal brain has been touched through the malevolent strength within the fog, with nearly lethal effects. quickly, either will comprehend the reality in the back of the legends.
Satan is alive and good and collecting souls for his darkish military. Ma Jarrett and Peter Sheldon needs to have the opportunity to prevent him—or his fury will sweep the area!
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