The road to hell is paved with more than good intentions... The brutal killing of a highway official thrusts Sheriff Jax Hayes into an investigation of murder and degenerate activities that snakes through the State Capital all the way to the U.S. Senate. During his thirty years as sheriff of rural Drake County, Jax thought he had seen everything. It hadn't prepared him for a contract killer, mutilated victims and an underage sex ring. With bodies stacking up in the morgue, and bombs going off in the streets, the timing could t be worse. He must come to grips with his ex-lover, a sexy FBI agent, and a mysterious stranger with an unkwn agenda. Will Jax solve the case in time to save his failing re-election bid, or will he be forced to choose between meting out vigilante justice over serving the law, and giving into revenge over cold hard reason? ROAD KILL is a taunt thriller, peopled with characters of great depth, and told with a dry wit and southern charm.
Author & Filmmaker Mark E. Poole is the writer/director of the internationally acclaimed DEAD MOON RISING and other Independent films. He has won numerous awards for filmmaking and screenwriting: * B-Movie Fest 2009 - Best Screenplay * Creative Screenwriting Magazine's 2009 Cyberspace Open - 2nd Runner up * Cine Fest - Audience Favorite * Big Damn Film Fest 2007- Best of the Fest * Fright Night Film Fest 2007- Best Movie * Fangoria Magazine 2008 - Video Of the Month Witty, ingenious, wild, a perfect blend of humor and horror... -Fangoria Magazine's review of DEAD MOON RISING ROAD KILL is Poole's premiere foray into long form fiction, with the same fast-paced style of his screenwriting. It is the first in a planned series of Jax Hayes crime thrillers. Poole currently resides in Nashville, with his wife, Janice, and Lord Kinbote Contact the author, and join in the dialog at: RoadKillNovel.blogspot.com