Warrior ... Doctor ... Knight ... Detective
Defender of the Light!
He is Sir Adam Sinclair—nobleman, physician, scholar—and an Adept. A man of great learning and power, he practices arcane ancient arts unknown to the modern world. He has had many names and has lived many lives, but his mission remains the same: to protect the Light of the world from those metaphysical criminals who prowl the Dark Road.
Now his beloved Scotland is defiled by a ruthless cult of black magicians who will commit any atrocity, from murder both physical and spiritual to enslaving the dead, to achieve their evil ends. Only one man can stand against them ... The Adept!
When a wizard's sword is stolen from a museum in present-day Scotland, FBI psychiatrist Sir Adam Sinclair is sure that the crime represents something serious. Through a mutual acquaintance, he meets and befriends Peregrine Lovat, a troubled painter who is able to ``see'' the past and future lives of his subjects. Sir Adam himself is the latest incarnation of the Adept, a spiritual force that battles evil, and he and Peregrine make a perfect team as they set out to discover who stole the sword --and why a 12th-century grave has been unearthed, freeing the revived corpse of Scotland's most noted magician, who then pk wanders into a barpage 127 in the dead of night. The sleuths determine that an evil cult seeks the magician's spell-book and hidden gold. Peregrine draws what he ``sees,'' whether it's the location of the sword or the cult gathered at the graveside. Sir Adam's own mystical powers bring him close to the cult, but closer to mortal and spiritual danger. This is a fast-moving and suspenseful tale by an unusually adroit duo, and the open ending promises more in the future. Kurtz is the author of the Deryni series, and Harris's work includes Spiral of Fire.
Great book - poor transcription
Enjoyed the story, but contains multiple transcription errors on each page.