Harbouring a dark secret from his past, immortal Lord Blake from medieval England arrives mysteriously in a sleepy coastal town in Georgia, USA. There he meets Hugo Wegener, an ex-doctor who is burdened with his own dark secret, and life-long resident Ginny Harrison, who is involved in her aging father’s absurd dream of refurbishing and reopening the town’s long-defunct zoo.
As Blake’s relationship with Ginny blooms, he finds himself involved in the insane zoo project and, when Bruce Kelly, an exotic game smuggler from South Africa, arrives in town on the eve of the grand reopening with a plan to rid the zoo of its valuable animal species, it is up to Blake, Hugo, and the old man to stop him, without revealing the terrible secrets of their pasts.
“Altgelt’s writing is beautifully lyrical, evoking the Victorian literature that seems to inspire his title character... A fresh and imaginative paranormal tale.” – Kirkus Reviews
Mac Altgelt is a risk management executive and investor in Texas. He is also a writer, short-film maker, musician, composer and world traveller. In music, he’s released two full-length albums and two EPs. He is the author of one humour book entitled, 101 Tips and Revelations from a Modern-Day Cynic (Black Rose Writing, 2017). This is his debut novel.