It’s 1964 and Center Springs Texas has a problem. It starts with the discovery of a dog tortured and killed. As Constable Ned Parker surveys the scene he recognizes this is just a beginning.
As the animal killings escalate over the weeks and months, the clues left behind show that the killer’s ultimate prey is human. Children in particular.
Parker’s grandson Topper is living with him. It’s inevitable that Top and his friend Pepper will be targets of the killer as Parker senses that somehow, it all ties back to him.
It takes the combined effort of two communities, Parker’s white community of Center Springs and Paris, the black community. And most importantly Paris has Deputy Sheriff, John Washington. For really, Parker is just a cotton farmer with a part-time job in law enforcement.
~ June Lorraine