A Climate Publishing Book

First Edition for North America published by Climate Publishing, LLC

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This story is 100% a work of fiction: the names, characters, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental. Some product names and company names have been used and may be their respective manufacturers or sellers’ trademarks.

The character Donald Cameron is fictional. Any resemblance to the Chiefs of the Cameron Clan named Donald, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Written by Markus Taylor under the pseudonym Jackie Notter.
Editor and Writing Partner: Camille English
Editor: J. Lopez, the mistress with the red pen
Italian Translation: Sofia Cappelloni

Cover: Trif Book Design
Back photograph: Pushis Images
Blurb: Jake Carney

ISBN: 978-0-578-97966-3

Music mentioned or sung:

“Puccini: La Bohème”
Performed by Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Elizabeth Harwood,
Nicolai Ghiaurov, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Decca Music Group Limited

“Time to Say Goodbye”
Performed by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
Lyrics by Lucio Quarantotto, Music by Francesco Sartori
East West Records

Performed by John Lennon
Lyrics and music by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Apple Records

“Balls to the Wall”
Performed by Accept
Lyrics and music by Udo Dirkschneider, Wolf Hoffmann,
Herman Frank, Peter Baltes, Stefan Kaufmann, and Deaffy
RCA (Germany) | Portrait

“St. Louise Blues”
Performed by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong
Lyrics and music by W. C. Handy

“Remember Me – Sure is Pure (radio edit)”
Performed by Blue Boy
Lyrics and music by Lex Blackmore, Robert Miller,
Richard Evans & Marlena Shaw
Pharm | Jive | Om | Altra Moda Music

Movies mentioned:

Rosemary’s Baby
Screenplay and Directed by Roman Polanski
Based on the book Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
William Castle Enterprises | Paramount Pictures

Directed by Brian De Palma
Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the book Carrie by Stephen King
Red Bank Films | United Artists | Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The Shining
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson
Based on the book The Shining by Stephen King
The Producer Circle Company | Peregrine Productions |
Hawk Films | Warner Bros.