The Descent of Mark Johnson: Alan Place
Mark Johnson is a man of many different personalities as we learned in the Chronicles of Mark Johnson by author Alan Place. However, sometimes people become jaded after certain experiences. In Mark's case his personality demeanor became dark, dangerous and frightened those close to him. Mark used to love his life and enjoyed long walks along the cliff and looking at the waves in the ocean. The storm clouds often settled him and the tranquility of area silenced his demons. But, being a journalist was not what he wanted to do anymore.
Mark becomes more reclusive when we meet him and although Phil tries to encourage him to take walks, get out more and eat he becomes more of a hermit and allows the demons to control his mind. With the help of his friend he completes several more jobs, rids the homes of demons but the end result is something that no one expects or cares to deal with. Mark has crossed over to the dark side and is now someone else. Possessed you might say by these spirits that are evil even his actions mirror those of the many he has killed. The smile on his face, the voice you will hear will not be the same one you heard before as Mark is no longer Mark.
Fear, terror, pain, treachery and deceit are just some of the themes within this short book. Mark is lost but how far gone has yet to be determined. The spirits have taken over in more ways than one and the demons more powerful as Mark has cloned his own you might say. An ending quite surprising, graphic and a group of friends praying for Mark's salvation and redemption. Author Alan Place places readers on high alert: the worst has yet to come.