Until recently Ewan lived in the south of Spain, inland from the Costa Del Sol, where he used to enjoy an occasional beer in bars where no-one spoke English, at least not to him, in case they ended up in his notebook or somewhere worse. When not doing that he used to write, but occasionally he taught English to Andalucians and other hispanophones.
After spending ten years roaming the globe, Moffat arrives in America and immediately gets in way over his head. Having stolen yet another identity, he gets involved with the Underground Railroad and several small scams on the Mississippi river boats. He runs into a few old friends, and makes some new enemies.
Gibbous House was a weird Gothic nightmare and this is equally strange and surreal. Moffat appears to just blunder into things and somehow survive, despite some dodgy situations. He even almost becomes a hero in this one, having tried to help some slaves flee the South.
I have absolutely no idea what he’ll end up doing next – founding a colony on a South Pacific island probably, trying to outrun the past and avoid another meeting with Miss Pardoner.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.