Legacy of Evil by Tony Evans (Jonathan Harker #3)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 136 Kb
Legacy of Evil : 1898.
Five years have passed since Jonathan Harker, his quick-witted wife Mina and Professor Van Helsing destroyed Count Dracula in the Carpathian Moutains.
But now Jonathan and Mina must return to Transylvania.
As a solicitor for the law firm Joplin, Kaplan and Penfold, Jonathan is being sent to oversee the sale of the Davila Estate in Eastern Europe to Lord Tavistock.
Despite Mina’s misgivings, Jonathan is the perfect representative for the job, as he is so familiar with the area and the local populace.
With reassurance from Van Helsing the Harkers are sure that the threat from Count Dracula is no more.
And yet, when they arrive they begin to hear whispers of a new malevolence.
Did their adventures 5 years ago break the curse?
Or has Dracula returned in a new Legacy of Evil?
“Franz sat back in his ancient armchair and sipped his coffee. ‘You have done well to come to me. This is not a matter where the forces of officialdom are likely to be of great help. Well, I will tell you what I know. But first I need to ask you a question. Am I correct in thinking that you and your wife are the Mr and Mrs Harker – Jonathan and Mina Harker, to be more exact – who rid our province of a great evil in November, 1893?’
I exchanged glances with Mina. Before embarking on our return visit to Transylvania we had of course discussed the likelihood of our being identified as the couple who – along with Professor Van Helsing and our other friends – had been responsible for the destruction of Count Dracula. Although we had learned that there had been little publicity about that sensational episode in Transylvania itself, our adventure was no secret, and had indeed been the subject of widespread comment in the press in England. However, we had no reason to suspect that this could be a source of any difficulty or danger for us during our current visit. Most of the population of the province would have been heartily relieved to have escaped from the Count’s reign of terror, and those mortals who had provided him with assistance would surely wish their countrymen to forget the fact.
‘That is true,’ I said. ‘We are indeed that couple. Does that present a difficulty for you?’”