“Ranks with Joan Didion’s The White Album…and John Ford’s classic film The Searchers.”
– San Francisco Examiner
Christmas week in 1995, a fourteen year old girl is kidnapped by a bloodthirsty satanic cult that calls itself the Left-Handed Path. Bob Hightower, the girl’s father and small town cop, embarks on a desperate mission to find his daughter but his only hope lies with Case Hardin, an ex-cult member and ex-junkie living in a halfway house in Hollywood.
Their quest – his for his child, hers to exorcise demons from the past – becomes a primal hunt-and-chase through a savage subculture of drugs and ritualistic violence. But it is Case Hardin who holds the final card to throw into the macabre game of life and death – the twentieth enigma of the Tarot… the angel who symbolizes Judgment.