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The shadows collide over Hopesburgh, and Patrick and Colleen are making ends meet by connecting with the buyers at the dark corners. They know their price and their worth, as Colleen scribes the poems inspired by all she experiences around her.
Mayor John Miller has strayed from his wife and daughter. Seeking solace in his longtime friend, Father Gary, he is mortified by the demons within him.
Mayor Miller finds Colleen at her corner location. She takes him back to the apartment she shares with Patrick, but what awaits is a force too big to take in. As Father Gary's warnings repeat in John Miller's ears, a violence erupts from him. Patrick comes home to find the horrifying event, and attacks the Mayor. Their feud is brought to a bloody end when Patrick murders John.
Patrick and Colleen quickly dispose of the body and run out. They run to their friend, Clay, who drives them to the small town where Patrick grew up, so they can go to his cousin, Victor. Victor takes them in, promising a safe haven. But, their world crumbles when they discover the price that must be paid for such protection. Patrick is pitched back into the abusive childhood he experienced with the older cousin as Colleen becomes the subject of his obsessions.
As the shadows collide over the house, Patrick and Colleen struggle to keep each other alive, no matter the cost.
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Book Description Outskirts Press, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1432738151