Naples, 1763. The Great Ape of Posto di Forragio is on show, an exhibition to amuse jaded foreign tourists. However, there are three Englishmen who recognise that the creature is no mortal beast, but a harbinger of ancient evil from before the time of the Pharaohs — and one which may presage the return of something thought long buried.
To prevent this, they must turn to Cousins Justine and Eliza, the mysterious representatives of the Faction Paradox — but any dealings with the Faction Paradox always come at a price.
Faction Paradox was originally created by Lawrence Miles for the BBC's acclaimed Doctor Who series of novels.