When Jack Sloane, a psychologist, meets Penny Singh, a beautiful young Anglo-Indian student, he has no idea of the terrible dangers he is about to face. The Devil's Messiah is a tense psychological thriller which follows the story of these two blighted lovers, as they become enmeshed in a cult led by a man whose desire for power over other people knows no bounds. Masquerading as a haven of harmony and spiritual enlightenment, Anton's Spiritual Centre maintains a terrible and life-destroying hold over all its members. Penny is already a victim of Anton, and Jack, unhappy through the loss of his parents, but believing his profession will make him immune, is soon ready to follow her into the cult, and the terrible corruption that awaits him there. It is not long before he realises the terrible truth about the Centre, and his life is suddenly in danger. Even if he survives -- and the odds are stacked against him -- how will he ever rescue his beloved Penny from the clutches of the evil Anton and save her mind from the hideous distortions and twisted beliefs that Anton has implanted?
If you have ever wondered how on earth people can become hooked by a cult and be prepared even to die, then read on -- it could happen to you too...
Tom Farrell was born in London, and has worked as an engineer, dental surgeon, hypnotist and writer, during his long career. He qualified as a dentist at King's College Hospital, and has worked as a general practitioner, lecturer at the Royal London Hospital, and served on many major dental bodies. His roles have included being chairman of the Dental Practice Board, and an elected member of the General Dental Council. His understanding of the subconscious mind, gained from the use of hypnosis over many years, has been part of the background knowledge for 'The Devil's Messiah'. He was awarded the OBE in 1991, and currently lives with his wife Anne in Surrey.