On the run from an unplanned murder of a law enforcement officer at his camp outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, Nat Cinder blazes to Phoenix on his Triumph Rocket. Soon he stumbles onto a packet of photos showing Governor Virginia Rentier lustily paired with three high-ranking women in state government.
Blackfoot Indian Solomon Bull is the son of a rebel who died in the seventies fighting for the American Indian Movement. He trains for an Arizona race called Desert Dog, run through cactus beds, aqueducts, up sheer rock walls and through clouds of Africanized killer bees. The race will tell Solomon whether he’s a mere man, or heir to his murdered father’s revolution.
“It’s hard to turn the other cheek with a rifle barrel in your mouth.”
In 1957 rural Pennsylvania, Angus Hardgrave works an oil rig, fights dogs, distills Walnut Whiskey… and murders wives, friends, anybody.
The presence in the walnut tree on a spur called Devil’s Elbow instructs Angus what to do, and so far, following the visions has led Angus to a simple country bounty.
When people lie to Baer Creighton their eyes glow red and he experiences a small burst of electricity. It hurts to suffer liars… and Baer learned long ago that everyone lies.
So he sleeps in the woods outside his house, converses with his sole companion, a pit bull named Fred, and distills special blends of fruited moonshine.