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"Couldn't be more direct or less obscure... with virtually every speech and scene ringing painfully, bitterly true."
"Shush. Let's just enjoy this moment of camaraderie. Fuck, I can't believe I managed to say that. Camaraderie! I don't think I'm nearly drunk enough."
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.