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It is half past midnight, and the hot November night burns with the brilliance of innumerable stars. As they cruise the empty streets of an abandoned Florida housing development, two young friends enjoy the beauty of the night… until they drive into a nightmare. When they stumble upon a drug smuggling operation, Johnny Delaney is murdered before his best friend's eyes. But the killers have made a mistake. Their intended second victim – a mere slip of a girl - does not go gently into that night. Like a dove before the wind, she slips the deadly trap. Now the girl, Jamie Jamieson, is on the run. She has seen the killer's face. He is Joseph Provencenti, Jr., the maverick scion of Florida's most powerful Mafia family, and her testimony can enthrone him in the electric chair. To end the threat posed by the girl, the Provencentis hire the worst that money can buy: a hit man as corrupt as she is innocent. He is a genius at his craft. But Jamie Jamieson is a genius at the art of survival. Receiving aid from surprising sources, she drops out of sight, hiding in a farmhouse in the heart of the lush Florida wilderness. The killers continue to search, desperate to silence her testimony at the upcoming trial. It is only a matter of time. Running from death, at the end of all hope, Jamie discovers the ultimate paradigm. And with it, she finds the secret of everlasting life.
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About the Author
M. C. Rudasill, an incurable and incorrigible teller of tales, writes stories that describe ordinary people plunged against their will into a crucible of crime and intolerance. His novels speak of life as we know it: of love and hatred, joy and grief, cruelty and mercy, irretrievable loss and unexpected redemption. He lives in Florida with his wife Susann and their irascible Bichipoos, Sam and Dave.