Leonard Eaton brings you The Witchfinder... The year is 2000. The passing of the old millennium heralds the emergence of a new and exciting media: Social Networking. Through incredibly sophisticated technology, the populace can now communicate andMoreLeonard Eaton brings you The Witchfinder... The year is 2000. The passing of the old millennium heralds the emergence of a new and exciting media: Social Networking.
Through incredibly sophisticated technology, the populace can now communicate and interact on a truly global scale, using computers in the comfort and safety of their own homes. This soon gives rise to a plethora of chatrooms - websites providing niche locations for social interaction.
Adopting pseudonyms becomes common practice- users can talk and interact freely, safe behind the shield of their anonymity and remoteness. But human sexuality must play its hand, and caution must be its first victim. Playful flirting often leads to greater intimacy, with real-life trysts the common outcome. Opportunist promiscuity flourishes. And, as always, there are those who would exploit such human weakness... Edward Meades is just such a person.
The victim of a traumatic childhood, he is a social outcast that spends his life seeking ways to sate his debauched sexual hunger. When a book chronicling the infamous Bamberg Witch Trials of 1628 falls into his possession, his depraved sadistic lust sends him trawling the Internet chatrooms for victims upon whom he can re-enact the horrific atrocities of the Bamberg Inquisition.
Devious and beguiling, Meades entices his naive victims to his Hexenhaus in which there is no mercy, and from which there is no escape... On his trail is DI John Doc Holliday- a vulnerable man, he has to battle his peers and his own self-doubts as he frantically hunts for the self-proclaimed Witchfinder.
With the threat becoming ever more personal, Holliday soon finds himself in a race to stop Meades before he can claim his ultimate prey- a race he must win, for the consequences of losing are too horrific to contemplate...