Florida panhandle, 50 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama line. The treasure trove of cultures normally unseen. Present century, pre smart-phone.
A drama/thriller which pairs tales of murder, kidnappings, and lust with stories of true love, and joins unusual perps with "good" citizens while sparing neither the religious nor the infidels. Unfolding events, however, allow a few from both sides to survive the resulting carnage.
THE MEN: 1. A serial killer whose favorite prey is the rare, attractive female he can snatch from an abortion clinic picket line. Ladies whom he forces to copy by hand the most lurid texts from their own Bibles before he rapes them. 2. A pimple-chested over-grown boy who believes the actresses in his X-rated video cassettes are real and worth saving at any cost, but couldn't care less whether his flesh-and-blood sex partners live or die. 3. A likable, preacher's kid who believes God helps him get laid. 4. An educated middle-aged kidnapper and murderer who is also a respected and honorable yard-man.
THE WOMEN: 1. A beautiful redhead, the unflappable antithesis of the female-as-victim, who dresses like the devil and shoots straighter than God. 2. A Jewish princess who killed her parents and believes she is the reincarnation of Elissa, Queen of ancient Carthage, and does her exotic best to prove it. 3. A young and sexy, bi-lateral short-stump amputee who walks on her hands and harbors wanted criminals in the enclave of her vast, dead husband's salvage yard. 4. And last but not least: a brace of lovely, virgin, black twins who pepper this bizarre, human porridge with their screams.
Other characters provide pithy comic relief in an edgy story which begins on page-1
Author's Rating: "All Ages"
Publisher's Rating: PG-14 (mild erotica, graphic violence)
Home Schooler Rating: MA
NB: The print version contains both Parts 1 & 2