When Irish stumbles across Florence Rice who is about to commit suicide, he unleashes a series of increasingly terrible events. Seeking to prove his new client is sane, Ray discovers a conspiracy involvingthe top state psychiatrist with plenty of political muscle. Soon, he's accused of killing his own laywer after Florence is taken away. Ray's unusual solution saves his client from certain death. However, the results leave him even more cynical about trusting people. As Irish attempts to save his neck from the police and paid killers, the tentacles of Andras extends deeper into the city. Blood sacrifices and seemingly random murders put the citizens of Oyster City on edge. As Andras, in the guise of Peter Smyth asserts his control over his pool of demon followers, he joins forces with a notorious gangster, Jacobi. However, the demon's followers begin to have doubts about their role in the new world. When one cult member confides her fears to Catherine Bennett, Ray's photographer partner, doesn't realize she now has a target on her back. Returning to Oyster City, the shamus must confront Jacobi in a deadly clash that changes everything for Ray Irish. The Ray Irish Occult Suspense series consists of characters who reflect the less-than-ideal social, moral, and ideological standards of historical pulp and suspense fiction. The stories include offensive language and innuendo used during the 1940s. The story contains graphic violence and/or sexual violence and Intended for adult readers. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.