A Snake Around the Moonby Alan J. Brooks
When the world fails a child through neglect or brutality, the child naturally becomes angry, untrusting and even fierce; or, they become weak and die. Jake Edge experienced an emotionally isolated
A Snake Around the Moon is a dark, terrifying tale of a man and woman who confront evil incarnate while forced to face their own crippling personal demons.
When the world fails a child through neglect or brutality, the child naturally becomes angry, untrusting and even fierce; or, they become weak and die. Jake Edge experienced an emotionally isolated upbringing, and Sadie Laidlaw was sexually abused. Both were rendered psychology bankrupt until they found the man who taught them how to step away from their individual histories and function as reasonably adjusted adults. Rather than integrating Jake and Sadie into the society that had failed them, their Teacher tapped into their individual strengths, giving them singular power that neither had known previously.
Each wandered along, functioning on the edge of their culture, only surviving. Loneliness was their common cross until their Teacher brought them together, allowing Jake and Sadie to join forces. Their union provided them solace and a sense of control. Together, they banished loneliness and built a relationship that resembled marriage.
Joined by the duality of affection and respect, the two lived reclusively, snatching their living from the flanks of the culture that they despised. Almost innocently, they find themselves as accomplices to two murders. When framed for these killings, they flee and their paths inadvertently cross the trail of a serial killer. The time for decision arrives and Jake and Sadie must choose between placing as much distance between themselves and the two killings as possible, or go on the offensive, risking their own lives and liberty to stop the fiend who is abducting and murdering young women from Atlanta.
Believing justice is a personal responsibility, Jake and Sadie alter the course of their lives forever, permanently and officially casting themselves as outlaws forever outside the culture they mutually detest, a culture whose laws wait to send them both to jail, or worse.
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This book is an enjoyable ride through a part of life few of us have experienced. You come to care about the characters and miss them when you come to the final page. The plot builds in intensity and doesn't let you down. I highly recommend this book. It's insightful and action filled.
So sensitive, yet brutal! Brooks writes with compassion of the human condition...as though it were a tender, fresh wound. He breathes life into the abstracts of good and evil through the twisting plot embarked on by his strong, yet flawed, characters. A wonderful tale of conflict, survival, and less than perfect resolution.