Michael Brown's new novel bravely and humanely explores the dark world of an underground sex trafficking ring with paranormal connections.
In the spring of 2001, Jake Jordaens moves with his mother from New Orleans to Providence, RI. Nearby lives his estranged father, Nick Vaughn, the scion of a wealthy family--a family behind whose fortune lays a dark and disturbing crime: child pornography. They'll do anything to prevent Jake from unraveling their web of lies.
In this paranormal thriller, good and evil from beyond, choose their favorites. Young Jake is led slowly to the truth by his mentor, Moira Connery, a docent at the New Orleans Museum of Voodoo. While, Andrew Vaughn, dead family patriarch, even from the afterlife, uses daughter-in-law Karen's debauchery and greed, to oppose Jake and to expand the family's nefarious business.
Can Jake stop them? Will he fall victim to them himself? Who will prevail? Good? Evil? The dead? Or the living?
First time author, Michael Brown crafts this thrilling story with care and empathy--unafraid to explore an underworld that exists and lurks beneath society. Tutored in the art of writing by novelist John Hawkes, Brown's debut will haunt you as much as it will captivate you.