The author is a true descendant of the witch trials. He descends from 3 of the twenty people who were executed for witchcraft and another who was sentenced to execution but escaped. There were six other ancestors that were charged with witchcraft and either escaped or were imprisoned until their cases were adjudicated, and they were acquitted. He also descends from an additional 26 people that had association with the trials in one form or another through being “afflicted” by the accused, witnesses for and against the accused, a jury member, an accuser and one of the Puritan Clergymen who, as one of the cited experts, wrote one the famous books on Witchcraft in the late sixteenth century. Roger Kriney spent 30 years in law enforcement and is a graduate of the University of Charleston, (WVa) and the FBI’s National Academy. He has written two prior novels.