The town of Sewardville, Kentucky teeters on the edge of a violent abyss, overrun with methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse. The Slone family controls everything. Patriarch Walt Slone is the town's mayor and head of one of 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?
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I loved this book. It takes a literary tone but describes a world of awful crime and violence. The portrayals and dialogue are realistic but almost poetic at the same time. A beuatifully written story that will keep you guessing to the very end. I highly recommend this for fans of crime fiction, gangster fiction, and just plain good books.
This book was fantastic. Saylor's descriptions are unyieldingly realistic, gritty, but at the same time poetic. The characters are so natural, they feel like real people. A true page-turner that will keep you coming back for more.