Whilst, from one perspective, this is a detective thriller with a twist of horror, it is ostensibly the tale of a man’s battle with his own demons.
Finding himself in a limbo world between life and death, Detective Jack Brewster finds the only way he can hope to save the life of the woman he loves, is to accept the devil’s gamble - offered to him with great panache by the horned one, revelling in the guise of a casino manager - and risk his soul for another shot at life.
Jack tortures himself - both voluntarily, and involuntarily, at the devil’s pleasure - over the bad things he has done in his life. Is he a good man?
Does he even deserve to live? Can he redeem himself by bargaining his ’worthless’ soul in order to save Lucy Beaumont, whom he loves deeply.