Private Nick Parilli was both physically and emotionally scarred when he returned from the Korean War to his Chicago home. Disillusioned with big-city life, he traveled to a small town in the Deep South, where he became involved in an improbable romance and several sinister events that forever changed his life.
During mid-Twentieth Century, the South reflected a simple, slow-paced and conflicting culture. Ignorance, suspicion, and racial prejudice were common characteristics of a society in which the Ku Klux Klan was rampant with acts of racial violence.
In a story of suspense and courage, the events fluctuate between romance, friendship, violence, and betrayal as the author paints a vivid picture of small-town Southern life during the early fifties.
An unusual love story and a stimulating mystery…The reader closes the book with a feeling of satisfaction and a renewed sense of poetic justice.