A small town that has lived in seemingly charmed igrance for generations finds itself thrown into a modern era of hate and revenge. Gary Tatum battles intolerance, racism, and ethnic superiority with humor and sarcasm while Azalea Springs' least favorite son, Rusty Wicker, battles to keep the power that he has won through murder, intimidation, and the local drug trade. Russell Vaughn is the big-time, small town lawyer who secretly struggles with his desire for revenge as he represents diverse clientele that reaches far beyond small town North Carolina. Michael and Grace Fleming are the newcomers who are thrust into a conspiracy that pits Old South ideals against the progress of the New South. The final resolution leaves Azalea Springs shocked. . .and relieved!
Jeff Tolley is a high school Language Arts teacher and grammar purist who has lived with his family in New Mexico and North Carolina. He has written numerous academic articles, but he has recently found his sanity creating works of fiction.