Carl Purcell, author
Roland, an alcoholic living in a hotel, has just drunk the last of his money. He's jobless, friendless, hopeless and about to become homeless. Then he meets Griffith, a young sorcerer on a pilgrimage across northern New South Wales. Griffith's journey might be Roland's only chance at escaping the ghosts of his past. But a cruel and sadistic murderer is hunting Griffith, wielding a magic neither of them can fight. Their only chance for survival, and Roland's only chance for redemption, lies at the end of the pilgrimage, in the little town of Salem - if they can get there before the ghosts of their past don't destroy them.