THE MIDNIGHT MAN by Simon Clark. London, UK; Severn House; 2008. 1st edition hardcover.
When their lives collide it is anything but still life...This book is set in the year 1888. "The Yellow House, Arles: Vincent Van Gogh" paints works of transcendent genius, while in London a killer launches a reign of terror.Nidabi is attacked by her sadistic master but is rescued just in time by Pastor Hux, a man who befriended Van Gogh many years ago. A decade later the men live different lives. Meanwhile, the daughter of a Zouave soldier in Provence befriends Van Gogh. Both are outsiders in Arles. She struggles to protect the artist as his passion to create threatens to shatter his mind.But why are these men haunted by the spectre of failure? How can loyalty endure in the face of evil? Soon a deadly momentum will draw two old friends together - into a withering storm painted in madness and death.
Fine in fine dj. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.