Throughout the course of this book, we are faced with characters dealing with moral problems. The book's main character, Billy Halleck, accidentally kills an old Gypsy woman in the road while his wife is performing a certain sexual acts on him. The Judge and the Chief of Police let Halleck off without so much as a slap on the wrist. The woman's father, Tadus Lemke, decides to take vengeance into his own hands, and casts a "curse" on Halleck.The book describes his dramatic weight loss, which is the basis of the curse, as well as his hunt for Lemke's Gypsy Band, and the exciting confrontations that occur thereafter. This is an exciting and riveting book for anyone with a shred of emotion or mental capacity. I recommend you buy this book at all costs, you won't be disappointed!