Just to keep the tease going a little longer, here is the text from the back cover of the paperback version. I realize most of you have no idea what the book is about, and while I will discuss in much more detail later, this should at least give you some hints of the story:
The small town of Sewardville, Kentucky teeters on the edge of a violent abyss, overrun with methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse, and the Slone family controls everything. Patriarch Walt Slone is the town’s mayor and head of one of one the largest crime syndicates in the eastern United States. His son metes out justice from behind his sheriff’s badge, while his daughter handles all the numbers for the family business.
Business for the Slones is good, too – at least until Walt orders his son-in-law Boone to kill his own brother. That becomes the first link in a chain of events that threatens not just the livelihood of all involved, but their lives as well. While the Slones move to strengthen their empire, Boone moves to break free and take his little daughter with him. Will he escape from one of America’s most heartbroken regions, or will his dark past bury him forever in the place they call Sewerville?