|About the Book|
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This sentiment expressed by John Ray inspires this collection of stories involving the lives of people caught up in the criminal justice machinery. Kylle, just out of prison, dealing drugs andMoreThe road to hell is paved with good intentions. This sentiment expressed by John Ray inspires this collection of stories involving the lives of people caught up in the criminal justice machinery. Kylle, just out of prison, dealing drugs and burglarizing St. Simons Island homes with his partner, Chandler, while he obsesses over his girlfriend -- a love triangle with catastrophic repercussions. A man child is wrenched from his family and home after his mothers dirty drug screen and return to jail. A simple God fearing man, married to the wrong woman, seeks to retrieve her from the home of her lover, and faces the fight of his faith. A man realizes that nothing is free, not even a dog found at the garbage dump or the comforts of a live-in girlfriend. A woman is at the wrong place at the wrong time resulting in her drug arrest and the loss of her autistic son to social services. A famous former rock star is unable to survive unaccompanied. An injured naval officer on the flight deck when the president declared Mission Accomplished, breaks his code of squared away, strict conformity. Public defenders tell stories round a bonfire as the youngest tries to find some focus and direction in his early legal career. A scared teenage boy suspected of an armed robbery and shooting waits in an interrogation room for his father, a FBI agent, expecting him to conceal his guilt and work his release. And, a man who uses a lawnmower to get to and from work after losing his drivers license for drunk driving, is caught up in a movement making him a folk hero. These gritty stories dont flinch from the cruelties and callousness of man and his institutions. The darkness extinguishes the light in these peoples worlds where, despite misguided intentions, all roads lead to hell.