In 1927 Louisiana, Rev. Hale Poser arrives in the bayous of Pilotville, looking for his roots. In the swamp beyond the cypress lies a lingering evil. For years it slept in dreadful isolation. Now comes Hale Poser, and it will sleep no more.

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Athol Dickson's novels are known for their richly evocative settings, unforgettable characters, intense suspense, and pervasive sense of "magical realism." He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Christy Award -- for his novels River Rising, (2006), The Cure (2008) and Lost Mission (2010). Athol and wife Sue live in California.

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