The Devil and Via(2009)
A novel by Marie Treanor
The seventh child of a seventh child, Via has always lived a life just shy of normal. That life is also a mess. She hears things other people don't, and has prophetic dreams she can never quite remember. Eager to escape, she jumps at the chance for a cushy summer job in Italywhere her life goes from merely messy to downright disastrous. Taxi driver Giancarlo knows what its like to feel vulnerable, and can bear any burdenexcept pity. Rescuing Via from the clutches of a nightmarish satanic cult comes easy. Shielding his heart from her determination to become his lover is a different story. But in her irresistible arms, he begins to believe its worth the risk. Then Via discovers why she is the target of Marinuzzi, a murderous Satanist. He wants her newly unleashed psychic gifts for himself, and hell do anything to convince her to give them up, including trap Via into an impossible choice. A choice that would save Giancarlos lifebut take away his reason to live.