Scientist John Wilson cannot deny the accusations coming from the beautiful blond girl with the burning eyes, nor can he refuse her offer. But in accepting her proposal, John must forgo his first love, science, and resign himself to the will of a higher power—magic. Now the door to his past has slammed shut with terrifying finality, and his future holds a horror that no rational mind can fathom. Will The Burning separate John from the comfort of the reality he loves so dearly, or will it open doors in his mind that had been locked . . . until she arrived?