Funny thing about life is that people seldom recognize its beauty or what they have until it’s gone. In 1842 New York City, Isaiah Whitfield, a pioneer in photography (daguerreotypist) and a religious zealot, is no different. Incapable of recognizing anything but the bad in the world, he embarks upon a crusade to perfect society and to bring about the Second Coming. If he can scare people away from sin, even if he has to kill the sinners to do it, Isaiah is certain that he alone can bring about Christ’s return. That is until Satan makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
In 2012, Rachel and her fiancé occupy Isaiah’s old apartment. Rachel, outwardly happy with her life, deep down wants something more. When an undeveloped daguerreotype is found hidden in her studio’s wall it sets her life and the fate of New York City on a collision course with disaster. Rachel falls hopelessly in love with the man in the old picture, but unwittingly frees the now demonic serial killer, Isaiah Whitfield, from Hell. True to form, he immediately goes on killing sprees in two different centuries.
As Rachel finds out, loving a time traveling serial killer straight from Hell has its downsides. For Isaiah, complete blindness to the wonders of this world may have ruined him for ever. Can the power and beauty of love change a demonic serial killer? Can Rachel come to her senses before she loses her fiancé and possibly her own life in the process? In the summer of 2012, the fates of many in New York City depend upon it.
|Author Christopher Savio
About author Christopher Savio in his own words:
‘I spent my life bouncing back and forth between
Southern California and New Jersey. During my elementary school years I
discovered that I have dyslexia. Therefore, I learned to read with a lot of
help from my parents and eventually got good enough to read novels. With the
influence of my father’s interest in horror movies and history, I read two
things, Stephen King and history books. It’s no surprise my stories, have a
touch of both in them.
Working with the public, including the
rental car business, my father’s diner, and later evolving into a teacher of
Native American history, criminology, and special education, has allowed me to
draw upon experiences that reveal much about human behavior. My writing
reflects many of the different personalities and settings have I’ve come to
know first hand. Of course I’ve never come across a demon, witch, the devil
himself or a serial killer, but the personalities and people I’ve met are
represented within each one of my characters.
On a personal note, I have a family, a
house and the white PVC picket fence. I graduated from college and have a dog
my kids call Roscoe. (Max from The Beckoning) What’s of more interest to you is
that my favorite hobby is writing, the scarier the better. If you love stories
that will scare the pants off you that are priced for the 99 per centers like
myself, then you have come to the right website.’