In 1856 rural England, a lunatic plunges to his death through an asylum window. In 1882 India, a British missionary perishes under mysterious circumstances, and his ghost is believed to haunt the missionary house where he died. In 1888 London, a killer of prostitutes known as Jack the Ripper terrorizes the streets of Whitechapel. In 2003 Philadelphia, a series of vicious murder-mutilations goes unsolved. In 2005 Manhattan, a young woman fears she is possessed by a demon. But she is wrong! In this epic tale of terror spanning centuries, a young woman, Rachel Belgrave, discovers that it is her destiny to stop a cold-blooded killer.or die in the attempt. With the help of two men who love her, one a psychic; the other, a police detective, Rachel takes a harrowing journey into a supernatural world where she must do battle with a demon goddess-an ancient force, immortal, blood-thirsty, and indestructible. 'Whoever the real Jack the Ripper was, Ripperologists will whistle at the author's cleverness in making connections between the Ripper's signature crimes and earlier, until now unrelated horrors. This intricately structured horror novel unfolds like a well-layered mystery in which the hapless heroine must fight for both her sanity and her life." PERRY BRASS, author of "The Substance of God a spiritual thriller"