In 1939 in the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, 12-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Joseph and his friends are determined to protect the town from the evil in their midst and they form "the Guardians" to watch over the community.
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Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, didn't want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a 4th murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people who could ignore it. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case.
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In 1930s Georgia, 12-year-old Joseph hears of the brutal murder of a young girl, the first of a series of killings that will take 10 lives. Compelled by fear and duty, Joseph and his friends are determined to protect the people of Augusta Falls.
Inmitten der heißen Wahlphase will man in Washington eigentlich nichts von einem Serienkiller hören. Doch nach dem vierten Mord...
Der 17-jährige John Costello, ein sehr in sich gekehrter und schüchterner Teenager, ist zum ersten Mal verliebt...
Orphaned half-brothers Clarence Luckman and Elliott Danziger have been raised in state institutions, unaware of any world outside. But their lives take a sudden turn when they are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row. Earl Sheridan is a psychopath of the worst kind, but he has the potential to change the boys' lives for ever.
Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1940s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted, and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer.
No one wanted to see the truth. But when the newspapers reported the fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and released details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it.
Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case. He and his partner begin the task of correlating the details of each crime scene and rapidly things begin to get complicated.
The victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems.