CHAPTER 1 East Texas April 2002 I
gritted my teeth and with all the force I could command, I hurled my body into the solid frame of my adolescent lover and sent his body flying off the rooftop. Jabari’s body plunged seven stories and crashed into the jagged rocks that jutted up from the ground like the fangs of an enormous primordial beast.
I heard his body crack on the rough stones below. Crack. Crack. Crack. Crack.
The unmistakable sound of death spun swiftly around my ears, causing me to become disoriented. I was...