Cowdrey eschews his usual deep south setting, reaching into Russian and Jewish folklore, to delve into the dark secrets of an unfrocked Russian holy man who uses his dark powers to gain a footing in the US. His daughter comes to regret instructions she gives to a faithful manservant which are open to interpretation, leading to dark doings.
- Asimovs. March 2011.
- Alexander Jablokov. The Days the Wires Came Down. (Asimovs April/May 2011)