As New Orleans braces for the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina, state prison officials take immediate action—relocating inmates to out-of-state facilities in Texas and Alabama.
That is…all but five death row inmates.
With the last of their appeals exhausted, these men are prepared to live the last of their days in a cold, solitary cell—a burden to society and…
…to the three officers left behind to guard them.
Certain that the inadequately built levees will not last long against the surging tides, the inmates face a difficult decision—attempt their escape, or drown beneath Lake Pontchartrain’
On the run now, and with few options left, it’s not long before the authorities apprehend two of the convicts in Texas, and fatally shoot a third during a failed bank robbery.
For years, the two remaining convicts manage to evade capture until one of them reverts back to his criminal ways and is soon on the run again. For the remaining escapee, though, life takes on an entirely new focus. Soon, he meets a woman capable of shaping him into a respectable—
But, living a life of paranoia offers little freedom.
“Author Elaine Hamill delivers a novel rife with fate, chance, providence, and opportunity—
Author Elaine Hamill’s background is a diverse one, from time spent as a nun at the Society of the Holy Child, to a pursuit in architecture. Somehow, she was led back to writing and a desire to offer something of benefit to others. Now retired, when not writing, Ms. Hamill is an avid portrait painter who also enjoys furniture building and design, reading, telling jokes, and other sorts of mischief.