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"Couldn't be more direct or less obscure... with virtually every speech and scene ringing painfully, bitterly true."
"I don't know how long it will be before I stop being Pete's widow and start being that loud mouthed hoor who's disloyal to the cause. When the time comes, will it be you who delivers the headshot, or will you be the one who orders the young 'uns to tar and feather me?"
Gordon Amos, writer of both Dickensian novels and sadomasochistic pornography, has been dead for over a century, but hasn't been forgotten. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, a mysterious woman known only as The Tradition has visited his grave. But this year, an ambitious out-of-town reporter has decided to expose The Tradition, little imagining the horrific consequences. Now two detectives are left to clean up the mess and stop a wave of gruesome murders.
The Tradition and all excerpts from it are © 2004 Tim Marks. Excerpts may contain strong language or violence.