From the Publisher
Taking care of Lizzie and writing the “great American” novel were all that mattered to John Thompson, until a mysterious woman moves into the Old Federal, a long abandoned building next to his family’s historic home. Who is she, and how does she figure in the building’s shadowy origins? He has to know.Soon, John finds himself torn between promises and obsessions. But as his struggles intensify, and townspeople begin to die, the links between their deaths, Lizzie’s descent into darkness, the origins of the old Federal, and the mysterious woman living within, combine to ignite an explosive mix that threatens to destroy the one thing he holds dear.Can we escape the sins of our forefathers? Can we escape who we are?