Dave, a serial killer, is tortured by memories of his lost love, Mya and by his obsession for the beauties of life. In 1997, he travels to East Texas with ill intentions for a priest responsible for the relocation of clergy guilty of child molestation. Kidnapping the guilty priest he nicknames "Judas," he persuades him through threats and a hollow promise to help him locate and punish the deviant priests, thus avenging the innocents who could not defend themselves.
Dave's recklessness leads them on a convoluted journey across the country. As Dave drags Judas to what he feels is their final destiny, these two drastically different individuals begin to see they are more alike than not. Dave appears to be imprisoned in his past, as he claws away at his present. Judas thought he was at peace with his past actions, only to discover through his conversations with Dave that he is just as tortured.
An unlikely pact develops between the serial killer and the priest. Haunted by the loves and sins of one another's pasts, the two form a strange bond as their personalities dangerously influence one another.
©2016 J. Costa (P)2016 R. McCarthy
Yes. The dialog between the characters combined with sound effects and overall impact of the story was very profound. It felt like a movie and reminded me of a contemporary version of the old radio shows in some ways. I listened to it three times and found something new each time.
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The bank robbery.
It made me laugh and get choked up at times. It also really brought home the long term ripple effects that could be caused in people’s lives by the crimes that the book revolves around.
I’ve been listening to audio books for years and have never heard one like this. It is a new favorite and hope that others made the same way. Will be looking forward to the author’s future work.
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