A breathtaking international conspiracy thriller - A Manchurian Candidate for the new age THE EIGHTH DAY is an explosive, compulsively readable novel of suspense that plunges a clever young man into a web of mystery and international deceit, bringing him face to face with the ultimate evil. Danny Cray is a struggling 28 year-old sculptor/video artist who lives in Washington DC. To make ends meet, he does occasional freelance work as a researcher for a large firm of private detectives. When one of their most powerful clients approaches him with a job, the money is too good to resist. All he has to do is learn what a recently deceased university professor was working on when he died. But Danny stumbles on far more than he expected when he discovers that the professor was in touch with the Vatican about a remote tribe of Kurds who worship the Peacock Angel -- Satan. (This tribe does indeed exist.) After others connected to the professor start to disappear, Danny finds himself in great peril and must travel into the ancient land where this tribe still lives in order to discover what is truly at stake in his investigation.
A mesmerizing blend of science, religion, history and suspense, THE EIGHTH DAY confirms John Case's position as a master of intelligent commercial fiction.
John Case is the pseudonym for the husband and wife writing team of Jim and Carolyn Hougan, both published authors in their own right. They live near Washington, DC. For many years Jim Hougan has been a journalist specialising in intelligence issues. He has published widely in this field and has made several acclaimed documentaries for US programmes including 60 Minutes.