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Harry Bridges is entering the dark world of witchcraft, a journey he might not survive.
He was a detective inspector in the police force until he retired, then a store detective. Now, he considers ending his own purposeless life, there is no need for him to be here anymore.
A chance meeting with an old colleague from the police force, Jack Cooper, sees him re-engaging with his beloved detective days, involving him in a series of baffling murders.
However, all is not as it seems, and he soon becomes embroiled in a centuries old quest for vengeance by those condemned to die as witches by the infamous Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General, during Oliver Cromwell’s reign as Lord Protector of Britain in the seventeenth century.
It was a brutal period of European history when both men and women were ‘pointed out’ as witches and either burned at the stake or hanged.
During the investigation, Harry finds love in a new romance; Gloria enters his life and sweeps him off his feet.
The story of Harry, Jack and Gloria is interwoven with the horrific times of Matthew Hopkins and his feared assistant, John Stearne; shifting between time zones as it builds to a cliffhanger of an ending.Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live