Author: Adrian Gross
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
1942: a bored British soldier in Baghdad; a beautiful Babylonian Goddess; a sacred marriage unconsummated.
Five years later, in a dreary post-war London, the Goddess must be satisfied.
Can anyone save her demobbed consort from eternal torment?
Or eternal bliss?
Can he save himself?
Does he even want to be saved?
And what’s it got to do with the ‘wickedest man in the world’?
A Babylonian goddess shows herself to Vivian, a British soldier stationed in Baghdad during World War II. At first, he is charmed by her appearance, but once he dives further into the world of ancient Babylonian rituals and sacrifices, and the goddess and her followers threaten his life, he starts to fear for his life.
Years later, back in England, Vivian has banished his thoughts about the war, Baghdad, and the goddess Ishtar aside. But when she shows up in the form of a jazz singer at a club he visited with his girlfriend, all mayhem starts again.
An unique, thoughtful read with tons of beautiful descriptions and excellent prose. Vivian is an intriguing character with a bit of a darker side as well. If you’re in the mood for something supernatural, this book would be a good choice.