Written by: Vitina Molgaard
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Crow Creek, North Carolina is a small community where everyone knows their neighbors, or do they? Things are not what they seem to be by any means and in fact they have never been. People here have had a demonic force at work in their lives for centuries, but that is about to change.
Pastor Aken has been the leader of the First Baptist Church longer than anyone can remember, with a good reason, see sometimes people can be real monsters and this pastor fits into this category all too well. Most of the town admire him deeply with only a few exceptions. Those exceptions are what are about to destroy the façade he has lived behind for centuries.
The town has a disastrous incident that brings Brad Gleason, the town’s sheriff, our main protagonist, into action as he proceeds to investigate and then deal directly with Aken and the deep dark secrets he has been using to keep the townsfolk in his evil influence.
Mr. Drago has written a fine tale here that interweaves the dark mysteries and traditions of the south as so many have come to know it. The various beliefs and yearly rituals come to life and add flavor to this story, making us the readers comfortable with how the community could accept the secrets and evil that lurk there. A place where neighbors trust one another and the church members accept the pastor at face value.
I read this book and completely enjoyed it. The evil that permeates throughout the tale is well-balanced as it tries to succeed, while the battle for what is right produces an amazing battle against it. That may seem simplistic but in this tale it is not. I suggest that you pick this book up and give it a read, it’s well worth your time.