Johannes Cabal returns in thisfearfully funnyand terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue . . .five thousand feet off the ground. When an attempt to steal a rare book turns sour, Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, finds himself in a foreign prisonawaiting execution.A crafty plan -- as horrific as it iscunning --allows him tosteal theidentity of a government official and make hisescape aboard a luxuriousaeroship heading out of the country.But what should be a perfect getaway rapidly becomes complicated by the bizarre disappearance of a passenger, an attempt on Cabal's life, and an unwelcome face from the past.Trapped aboard with a killer, can even Cabal's open-razor of a mind save him? Full of twists, turns, sword fights, archenemies, newfangled flying machines, narrow escapes, and, of course, resurrected dead, Johannes Cabal s latesteldritch escapade is a Ruritanian romp from first to last.
Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer who notably co-scripted the first three Broken Sword adventure games. He is the author of the novel Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. He lives near Bristol, England, with his wife and daughter.