The Red Road to Hades: a true crime

The Red Road to Hades: a true crime

by Charles W Massie


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The Red Road to Hades: a true crime by Charles W Massie

Not all roads lead to Paradise. This story is based on true events.

Imagine your life moving in a gulley. You are not getting ahead but you are not falling behind either. You analyze the situation and decide to move to a new locale; a place that will offer new opportunity and new excitement. Perhaps even a new romance.

This is the story of a retired gentleman from New York who yearns to improve his life on many levels. He meets a lady on Craig's List who offers all the things he desires. She is a beautiful redhead; a business owner who is smart, funny, and living in a part of the world he has considered for his new habitat. They engage in lively chats, by both email and telephone. She finally invites him to visit her in Kentucky, where she lives and works.

Deciding to take a chance, he agrees to make a trip to meet her face-to-face. Their meeting is absolute magic. They have so many common interest, he feels like he has met his soul-mate in life. The days together are filled with love and laughter as they thoroughly enjoy each others company

But it is in the bedroom where the real fireworks happen.

Even though neither of them are 'spring chickens', their sexual responses to each other can rival couples half their age. They move in together, starting a new chapter in their lives. Only one problem exists.

The lady is a black widow in disguise.

The story now becomes a voyage into perdition. Suffering at the hands of his sadistic lover is only the beginning. Physical and emotional abuse from a corrupt judicial system may lead to his death. In the face of overwhelming odds, the central character fights on to save his life, his honor and maybe his sanity. Through the journey, the reader will come to see how one man used every ounce of his being to survive.

The Red Road to Hades offers a look at domestic abuse from the male point of view and is a 'must read' for anyone considering an Internet-Based relationship. Winner - 2016 The Authors Show competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996666534
Publisher: Starshow Publications
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 1,018,240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Charles Massie, the oldest of four children, grew up in upstate New York. After finishing high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served a total of six years at various ports around the world.

Returning to civilian life, he continued his education at Syracuse University and eventually worked for a number of engineering firms before finding his calling in the sales field. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, he decided to go off on his own and has been instrumental in overseeing such companies as Massie Engineering Associates, InfoTech Consulting, LLC., and CaterCats Catering.

The call of creative expression was always in the background of his life and over the years, he has submitted articles and stories to Twilight Zone Magazine, Readers Digest, Analog Publications and others. His hobbies, when he is not writing, include progressive rock music, computers and other toys, traveling and enjoying the gifts that he has been blessed with.

He loves animals, humor, exotic cars and practicing random acts of kindness. He lives in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and New York State and maintains his website at:

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part One - Dream a Little Dream of Me 5
Prologue 5
1) Profile and Contact 12
2) Pictures 22
3) Falling Too Fast 25
4) Phone Madness 31
5) A Ticket to Destiny 35
6) The Long Bus Ride 38
7) The Morning After 47
8) Bowling Green Beckons 52
9) Motor Head Mark 58
10) Metropolis 65
11) The Sawmill 70
12) Evening Shadows 74
13) The Decision for Heaven 85
14) Ready to Roll 95
15) Driving Madness 98
16) Back Home Again 105
17) Attraction Madness 112
18) Say Goodbye to Syracuse 119
19) The Final Leg Home 131
20) Back in Burkesville 142
21) Memorial Day 146
22) Affairs of the Past 154
23) Breakup and Makeup 162
24) The Bank Bungle 171
25) The Fabulous RV 177
26) The Sorrows of Summer 182
27) Bowling Green, Again 192
Part Two - Welcome to My Nightmare 201
28) Kentucky Justice 201
29) A Visit to the Jail 206
30) M.I.A. 209
31) Cops and Robbers 215
32) The Cost of Law 221
33) . . . . . Lost 224
34) . . . . . FOUND 231
35) The Living RV 237
36) Mr. "Nice" Guy 240
37) Investigations 1 247
38) The Landlady's Computer 253
39) Verifications Hurt 255
40) The Psycho Boy 260
41) There's a Trial Coming 266
42) Moving Day 270
43) Investigations 2 272
44) A Surprise Court Date 276
45) The Cat Burglar 279
46) Mr. "Not So Nice" Guy 283
47) The Good 'ol Boy Club 294
48) Luck be a Lady Tonight 299
Part Three - Paper Covers Rock 302
49) Ready for a Trial 302
50) A Fly on the Wall 304
51) My Day in Court 307
52) Convict 317
53) Marion County 323
54) A Class D Citizen 327
55) The Kitchen Man 332
56) Tyronne 336
57) Fighting the System 339
58) Pissing in the Cornflakes 342
59) Whipping the Weasels 345
60) A Time of Transfer 348
61) The Dept. of Dirty Tricks (DDT) 354
Part Four - Scissors Cut Paper 359
62) Bourbon, Please 359
63) Video Sex 364
64) The Great PD 368
65) Another day in the Barrel 372
66) Letters from Home 374
67) Testing the Psycho 378
68) Tell Me Something New 381
69) On the Road Again 384
70) Welcome to Webster 388
71) Cruising to Crittenden 394
72) Solitary is the Man 398
73) A Court of Bourbon 403
74) The Rip-Off 408
75) Razor King 412
76) Back in the Barrel 415
77) A Visit from Thanatos 419
78) Now Get the Hell Out 421
79) K.C.P.C. 425
80) Testing 1, 2, 3, etc. 429
81) Another Battery of Tests 437
Part Five - Rock Crushes Scissors 443
82) A New Year Dawns 443
83) Shower Time 448
84) You're in it Now, Boy 451
85) Hitting the Lottery 456
86) The Road Trip 458
87) Back in Familiar Territory 461
88) Court Calls Again 467
89) More Bubba Bull 470
90) Waiting for a Spark 475
91) Forms and More Forms 480
92) Pollution in the Gene Pool 483
93) Just a Bit of Progress 488
94) The Judge Speaks 491
95) The Last Leg in Hell 496
96) Free Bird 500
Epilogue 507
Addendum 1 512
Addendum 2 513
About the Author 513

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The Red Road to Hades: a true crime 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PatTheTraveller More than 1 year ago
An excellent take on being an abused man. The poor fella in this story really picked a winner with this girl. She was seductive, manipulative and took this guy to the cleaners. I praise the victim, Mark, for being able to hold up under such terrible conditions. Perhaps there is redemption through faith. I really liked how the action in the story was non-stop and with several twists. Overall, an outstanding book and highly recommended.
Natalie_Portnoy More than 1 year ago
The most unfortunate part was that, apart from being abused by a sadist lover, he ended up being falsely arrested for made up crimes. He was also subjected to severe emotional and physical abuse by a corrupted judicial system that took him to the verge of death.