Even at fifteen years of age Gale Hansen knew when his mother dabbled in devil worship, something very bad was going to happen to him. Without realizing it, Gale's own practice in dark magic opened doors to the shadow world and he lived his life fighting back the sins of his teens. At twenty he was still struggling, trying to keep away from drugs, getting arrested for his violent temper, and lonely for a true heart that would be the guardian angel he needed to bring him into the light.
Jonathan Strickland, the CEO of a bank in Seattle, noticed the handsome young man during a social gathering at a mutual friend, Muriel Brown's house. Though Jonathan was married and thirty years older than Gale, he bought the young man's favors with cold hard cash.
During their brief affair, Gale sensed more demons surrounding him than usual and the fight renewed in him to free himself of the satanic curse he'd been saddled with. Sinking deeper and deeper into a doomed relationship with Jonathan, Gale isn't getting what he needs emotionally from the older man and soon it becomes obvious it's about money and what Jonathan can get from Gale physically.
All it took was one fateful evening for Gale's worst nightmare to come true. He wakes from a deep drug-induced sleep with blood on his hands and his life spins out of control.
Locked up for a crime he did not commit, Gale prays for a strong spirit to beat back the gloom and rid him of the curse his mother had brought upon him so long ago when she unleashed the demons of the underworld. And that guardian angel shows up in the unlikeliest of places. The cemetery.
Can Gale free himself from his past and trust someone enough to let go and fall madly in love? Rise up like the Phoenix from the fiery gates to victory or will the devil himself, take the soul Gale promised him so many years ago?
Sometimes the way to get to heaven is by having to go through hell.