The Wolves Of Androcolus
“If you hear them coming, run. Just run.” More
“If you hear them coming, run. Just run.”
Robyn Meacher lives at the Highfields Foster Home until she is fostered by Edward Durant, an enigmatic stranger about whom she knows nothing. Robyn is troubled by the manner in which Mr. Durant is able to walk into the foster home and take a child, and by the mesmeric power he wields over the repulsive manager, Mrs. Alfrey. But for the miserable, neglected Robyn, a recovering drug addict who fell in with the wrong crowd, Mr. Durant is her only means of escape from both Highfields and Mrs. Alfrey—and so Robyn takes a chance with her new foster father.
Robyn also has problems at school, where she is a vilified outcast because of her drug problem—and although she is now clean of the drugs, she is still subject to the terrible cravings whenever she is angry or upset.
Robyn soon discovers that Mr. Durant holds many secrets besides his mesmeric power, such as his unfamiliarity with modern technology, and his unexplained overnight absences that cover three nights every month. And who is the strange man whom she frequently glimpses watching her and Mr. Durant? Is he a friend, or a foe?
Robyn knows that she is in the middle of something strange and sinister, but what? Who can the outcast turn to in a moment of need? Can she trust her new, timid friend from school, Patrick? Will he believe her strange tales of Mr. Durant’s disturbing, puzzling, behavior? Can she trust Mr. Durant himself? Whose side is he on? Why does he seem determined to keep his distance from Robyn and the rest of the world?
Events beyond Robyn’s control are already moving, for the Wolves of Androcolus have set their terrifying plan in motion—a plan that centers around the lonely, unloved Robyn, and that puts her in mortal danger.