Sunday 24 September 2017

THE THRILLfactor : A plague on all their houses

The Lazarus Bell By Patrick Dunne Tivoli, ?9.99 Archaeologist Illaun Bowe is working on a dig in the sleepy little village of Castleboyne when her team discover a beautiful 14th century carved and painted wooden Madonna in a former plague graveyard. But as the lead coffin its buried in is being lifted from the ground a disgusting black liquid oozes from the casing, spilli

The Lazarus Bell By Patrick Dunne Tivoli, ?9.99 Archaeologist Illaun Bowe is working on a dig in the sleepy little village of Castleboyne when her team discover a beautiful 14th century carved and painted wooden Madonna in a former plague graveyard. But as the lead coffin its buried in is being lifted from the ground a disgusting black liquid oozes from the casing, spilling on to Terry Johnston.

After a couple of days he falls desperately ill, and, his organs failing one by one, he dies within 24 hours. Then a young boy begins to display the same deadly symptoms, and, amidst scurrilous tabloid speculation that the disease was brought to the area by recent immigrants from Africa, the entire village is placed under quarantine and sealed off from the rest of the country.

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