The author's country antiquarian-book dealer/sleuth Matthew Coll in mother of his dull, confused adventures (The Manuscript Murders, etc.). This time Coll is coming to the aid of one-time fellow newspaper worker Bill Ingham, now known as Mark Kingdom faith healer, who's on the run after the murder of Jessica Seeley, his first ""miracle."" Ingham doesn't know whether or not he killed her (he was in the throes of one of his spells at the time), but Coll is sure he's innocent and sets out for London to prove it. There he discovers that Ingham's PR man Doug Leighton, a thieving alcoholic, was dosing his client with LSD, that Jessica was in love with her healer and not bashful about letting people know it, despite Ingham's separated wife Magda and girlfriend Norah, and that Jessica's mother has had some visions of her own. All in all, an unhappy mishmash of psychobabble and mayhem.