When she married John Caldwell in 1908, she looked forward to taking care of her own family instead of her brothers and her father’s wives.
Mary gave birth to four children. She was happy until John entered the world of moonshine and bootlegging. When he drank, which was most of the time, he became abusive to her and the children. As a result of the abusive upbringing the children followed in their father’s footsteps and continued on the bootlegging legacy of their father.
Two men crash through the door and shoot the woman and the deacon, and Adelius wakes up in the hospital, disoriented and suspected of murdering the woman whose body has just been found floating in the river. Left with only the woman’s Bible, the key, and a series of clues, Adelius begins a search for the truth, relying on his connections with street people, the secret society of Gabrians, and his inner circle to clear his name. Worse yet, he must now attempt to find an assassin during the worst snowstorm of the century, before a cardinal loses his life and Adelius loses the woman he loves.
In this action-packed thriller, a Catholic deacon must risk everything in order to save a life—and a soul—before it is too late.
During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill’s grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing—and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she’s been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.
Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands it’s a forbidden love and one that won’t allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.