At the latter end of 2006, a well-respected, married, church Deacon discovers the possible hiding place of a huge ruby named ‘The Fire of Mars'. He becomes obsessed by it and it drives his every thought, but when he meets and falls under the spell of the beautiful and bi-sexual Julie, his life begins to spiral to depths he never thought possible. In November of the same year, historic researcher Naomi Wilkes and her husband Carlton, arrive in Charleston, South Carolina, in pursuit of the same stone. And nobody has any idea of the horrific discoveries they will unearth...
Stephen Clegg was born in Stockport in 1947. In 2008 he retired, having run his own businesses for many years. He is now happily married with children and grandchildren.
In 2012 his first novel Maria's Papers was released and his second followed in 2013. Both books were nominated for prestigious awards, and his second, ‘The Matthew Chance Legacy' became a finalist in The People's Book Prize 2013/14.
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