Two brothers and a beautiful archaeologist exploring ancient mysteries in the
Greek Isles get swept into a deadly maelstrom of Bacchanalian horror.
It was the greatest secret of the ancient world, held
under penalty of death. It lasted over millennia. A procession of thousands pouring out from Athens
to gather on the plains of Eleusis.
The giants of empires all took part - Socrates, Plato, Pericles, Augustus, Hadrian,
Marcus Aurelius. An hallucinogenic elixir was poured.
Secret, sacred objects revealed. In the great dark Hall of Initiation, an awe-inspiring
transformation took place, a profound experience of death and rebirth.
Such was the celebrated pagan rite known
as the Eleusinian Mysteries…
Midnight. Three figures descend
a perilous cliff to the site of the Oracle of Delphi. Jack Duran has joined
his older brother Dan to perform an unusual - and unauthorized - experiment. With
the help of Dan’s girlfriend, the brilliant young archeologist Phoebe Auerbach,
the trio will put the famous Oracle to the test.
Breathing fumes in the ruins of the Oracle’s temple, Phoebe falls into a trance
of possession and succumbs to a terrifying vision, a foreboding premonition
of horrors to come - and a clue to the secret of the Mysteries.
The clue leads Jack and Dan to a magnificent yacht crossing the Aegean.
Soon they’re plunged into a mind-blowing orgy with a bevy of irresistibly seductive
women. But the unrestrained erotic frenzy ends in a grisly killing. Dan has
disappeared. Now a fugitive on a mysterious island, Jack must enlist Phoebe’s
help to uncover the islanders’ hidden past - and face the fanatical vengeance
of the Furies.
A contemporary adventure thriller inspired by The Bacchae of Euripides,
Night of the Furies is a dark and exhilarating journey into Dionysian madness