Delroy Jones isn't exactly coasting through life. He's divorced, drinks too much, and takes care of his law clients better than he takes care of himself. He's facing a long, hot summer in his hometown of Gratis and has more than enough demons to deal with without dead bodies popping up. Dead bodies do pop up, however, in unnerving numbers, and soon Delroy has more than just a bad drinking habit and memories of an ex-wife to worry about.
David Sheldon is a smart, resourceful plantation owner in turn-of-the-century Solomon Islands. Despite his mastery and competence, his fortunes are going badly. Disease, financial difficulties, and uproar among his two hundred indentured laborers threaten to end his endeavors in failure or even death. Just when the situation seems worst, Joan Lackland comes blowing into his world.
Repulsive. Disgusting. Beyond the realm of good taste...A serial killer records the abominations he has committed...on the only journal he has in his possession. All stem from a voodoo curse cast upon the unfortunate survivors of a Louisiana family...This is the sick stuff.
Minsheng and Yasuko are wary of strangers, especially those who have fangs. Kidnapped from their home country, the two try desperately to find their place in their new lives. Minsheng is angry and bitter over the ordeal he has suffered through. Yasuko is still so naive. Christian finally meets his mates in Pride Pack Valley, but the two may be more than what he's bargained for. They reluctantly agree to come home with him. Christian has his hands full when he takes them to his club, The Manacle.