From the trenches of the first drug wars, to the nightclubs of the Dixie Mafia, to godfathers and governors, to an unholy trinity of politics, crime, and business, to the halls of Congress and the inner sanctums of the White House, to the hollow boardrooms of corporate America, all the things that go bump in the night become real and monsters come out of the shadows.

A Southern Gothic nightmare plays out in Merle Temple's trilogy of murder, treachery, corruption, betrayal, love lost and found, faith, and redemption.


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— Jim Clemente, Writer/Producer, Criminal Minds

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― Allison Hope Weiner, Media Mayhem, Beverly Hills.

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— John Martino, Actor (Paulie in The Godfather)

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