Diagnosed as terminally ill, Boone Harrison’s final wish is to reunite with a long-lost offspring he had once so callously abandoned. Unable to drive the required thousand-plus miles required for the reunion, he hires Bradley Kane, a man facing down his own demons, to chauffer him down the long, winding trail from eastern Montana to northern Mississippi.
As the three-day odyssey transpires, Harrison regales the younger man with tales of a tragic family history spanning nearly three centuries, each story more cruel, sadistic and horrifying than the last. A history that paints a blood-spattered tapestry layered with civil war-era curses, unnaturally lengthy lifespans and an inbred urge to kill for those infected as modern-day, fangless vampires minus the mythological glamour but with similarly brooding, merciless indifference.
With each yarn duly recorded for whatever prosperity the older man had intended, the unlikely pair eventually arrive at the secluded, desolate country farmhouse of the mysterious kin Boone has so determinedly sought out amid rapidly failing health.
As night falls beneath a fittingly foreboding blood moon on the isolated ranch, a terrifying legacy will be either put to merciful rest or given new, horrific life. $0.99 on Kindle.