"some of his assets, besides an uncanny influence over and unholy attraction for women, are a very persuasive tongue, a glib and deceptive hypocrisy, and a most ingratiating manner.
    Many highly intelligent women - and even men - have been convinced that The Artist (as he calls himself) is a saint, only to discover too late that he is a monster possessed of indubitable occult powers.
    It is these mysterious powers which, used as they are, make him one of the most dangerous men alive."

Brief Portrait of The Artist As Occultist Monster, as described in Toby Lane's coruscating SF satire of 1980s Britain, Outbreak Of Telepaths (Cape, London, 1999)