Devoted wife and mother, degreed historian and devotee of Lord Byron, Sara Burden is her husband's heroine; Jack the only man who leaves her breathless. Their scholarly and popular teenage son, Drew, completes the idyllic family. Revered and envied in the Oklahoma badlands, the Burden's love affair is both lusty and lush, explicit and ethereal, and their union is seemingly impervious to life's entrapments.
But while vacationing in Salzburg, Austria, their fortune changes quickly when a blackmailing businessman with enemies to spare swoops down from the Panhandle oil fields to threaten Jack's drilling ventures, only to turn up dead. Motives of revenge and greed darken the plot, soon leading Drew into the path of murder—and a medium who conjures Byron's ghost.
Author James Pumpelly leads readers into the extraordinary, imaginative dimensions of the family's intimacies—bound by a desperate need…and a dreadful secret. This suspenseful, hypnotically readable novel delves into murder, madness, power, love, spirit mediums, and the hypocrisy of religious dogmas.
Excruciatingly intense and seasoned with mystery, romance, and action, this haunting, metaphysical thriller runs the gamut from dystopic to paradisical. "Lord Byron's Ring" will keep you turning pages until the very end.