Wallace Butterfield, British architect, knew that he has been a failure at nearly everything, including relationships. But what he didn’t know — couldn’t know — was that he was special. He would have been amazed to know how exceptional he really was.
Wallace’s only hope is an invitation from Reverend Poda-Pirudi, chairman of the Westminster Abbey Foundation, London, England, to bid on the design for a new tower for the Abbey.
Unfortunately a coven of absinthe-drinking Witches have taken an interest in the architect special quality and have decided that they will do anything (kidnapping, torture, or even burning at the stake) to get what they want from him.
What do the Witches want? Will they succeed in burning Wallace at the stake? Who is Reverend Poda-Pirudi and what can he do to try to save Wallace?
At nineteen Mark Patton shipped aboard the Research Vessel Chain as a helmsman for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. By his mid-twenties he was flying out of Otis Air Force Base for the National Marine Fisheries Service on weekly North Atlantic Fisheries patrols. After graduating from Northeastern University, he became a roughneck for Delta Drilling in the Texas oil patch. He left Texas to become a police officer and later a head of Natural Resources on Cape Cod. Now retired, he devotes his time between the mountains of northern New Hampshire and his home on Cape Cod, where with his cellist wife, he composes music and pursues his longtime passion for writing.