SINSTER PURPOSES by Gary Raisor, cover artwork by Keith Minnion.. Forest Hill, MD; CD Publications; 2006. 1st edition hardcover.
In the secluded, Kudzu-covered town of Eden, Georgia, people are dying in droves. Burnings, decapitations, crucifixions, impalings, and the occasional premature burial. The kids whisper about a mysterious, supernatural figure who walks the railroad tracks outside of town, a figure known simply as "The White Man".
Everyone has a theory, but no one can stop the killing. No one can stop the madness from spreading like some malignant disease.
Only one man, Father Aron, knows what's going on. He vows to cure the evil. The only problem with Father Aron: the cure may be worse than the disease.
A Note From The Publisher:
This is a hefty new collection of connected stories that form a unified, terrifying tale from Gary Raisor, the author of Less Than Human. This one is something special, folks! The cover is by the fantastic Keith Minnion, and there are a half dozen truly disturbing interior illustrations done by up and coming Kariann Childs. This is Gary's fourth book and it is, by far, his most intense.
"Those with a taste for the gruesome (flies and eyeballs are common motifs) will be rewarded."—Publishers Weekly
"Raisor writes about ecclesiastical corruption with a vigor that, in centuries past, would have assured him of a lingering and messy demise in some public square."—Locus
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 750 copies. Fine in fine dj.