The Mark of the Beast is one in a series of HP fanfic and cross-over fanfic e-books by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order or review the other e-books by A.J. Hall, before reading The Mark of the Beast.
In 1982, a few months after the Ministry "took advantage of a fortuitous accident to crow about victory" a young man who has carried for much of his life the burden of a dark secret drops into the Leaky Cauldron for a couple of beers. But the beautiful, unknown young woman he meets there may have secrets darker than his to hide, and the choice he will be faced with before long will be the hardest of his life.
The quotation at the end is from Raymond Chandler.
This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by J.K. Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trade mark infringement is intended.
This e-book is rated R (American rating) and 15 (UK rating) for bad language and violence.
As ever, I am indebted to my beta Erica.
As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the e-books and compiled this on-line work.
The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.