They called him the Survivor – a 20th Century man ‘reborn’ in 2113. After a devastating atomic holocaust, mankind had now turned to the machine to solve his problems. Which led to the androids – descended from the robot, they were hardly distinguishable from real humans. By the year 2113 they ran society – leaving man to a life of leisure. It was into this world that John Markham emerged after spending 146 years of suspended animation in an underground deep-freeze unit. But his new lease of life was likely to be a short one. A man with his outdated ideas could be very dangerous – a fact the androids realized only too well.
Grace is green-eyed, beautiful, a psychic healer – and also a whore. She walks the streets of Black Church to make a living. After years of horror and poverty as a brothel slave, Saul Anger was adopted into a life of ease, and now he has taken on the mantle of his dead uncle’s house, as well as the leadership of a secret society whose figurehead is Anubis, the jackal god of Egypt. Dedicated to justice and to retribution, this society will destroy those it deems evil. There must always be blood. One midnight in the great clock-tower of the city, a man hangs himself – and secret desires are let loose. A demon now stalks the streets and alleys, slaying the wicked and the innocent alike. But can Saul locate the source of the destruction and tame it? Or will beautiful Grace – who has fallen in love with him – be able to stem this tide of madness and primeval terror? For, aided by the goddess Pasht and by all the cats of the city, perhaps she alone can turn back the clock.