In the northeastern United States, there is a sinister town full of secrets: Deception, infidelity, murder, and a terrifying prison full of innocent outsiders! Mort and Emily moved to Brockton to escape the chaos of the city, and this small, northeastern town was perfect, no more smog or long commutes; and best of all, the city prided itself on maintaining the lowest crime rate in the country.
But immediately after moving in, they notice something odd about the residents. When they enter the Diamond Diner for a meal, Mort and Emily find themselves on the wrong side of the law, on a trumped up charge of attempting a "Dine-N-Dash".
Mort and Emily are taken into custody and put on trial before being tossed into a filthy, rudimentary prison where they soon discover that inmates are disappearing.
Every night, one of them is kidnapped. Their screams echo loudly through the courtyard, and the inmates cower in their tiny alcoves. But on the outside, an underground resistance group is moving quickly to overthrow Judge Warner and the corrupt police department.
Everyone has a deadly secret and no one can be trusted. Who can bring order to a town that is caught in the throes of iniquity?
Find out in volume one of Desperate Shadows!