Hellhound: Multi-generational saga of racial injustice & redemption wrapped around a true-science thriller

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A multi-generational saga of racial injustice and redemption wrapped in a partly autobiographical action thriller that delves into the personal choices that lead to good and evil.

Now at Amazon Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.

The thriller wrapped around the core

UCLA neurosurgeon Brad Stone believes he had long ago escaped his Faulknerian heritage as the disinherited scion of Mississippi plantation owners and powerful, racist politicians.

But when a civil rights lawyer, asks his help to save the life of a racist convicted of killing a Black man, a dark legacy of hideous human medical experiments emerges. Events hurl him into the diabolical web of Xantaeus, a secret military drug that turns soldiers into bloodthirsty killers capable of creating a level of inhuman battlefield slaughter never before seen.

Stone’s efforts to stop Xantaeus deployment on U.S. troops make him the target of a right-wing billionaire presidential contender who owns the company producing the drug. Stone must also confront his ancestry’s unvanquished racial demons. and introspection into why good people do bad things.


For the enormous contributions they have made – and are continuing to make for social justice and education, Hellhound is dedicated to The Mississippi Center for Justice (web link), and the Sunflower County Freedom Project (web link).

Also, to my African-American cousins at the George Family Facebook Group who diligently search for their roots that lead from slaves at Cotesworth, a Mississippi plantation once owned by supreme racist U.S. Senator James Zachariah George (my great-great-great-grandfather).

A key architect of Jim Crow segregation, George devised the poll tax and literacy test and had them included in the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 (still the supreme law of that state). As Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, George played a key role in preventing Black citizens from voting.

I am profoundly distressed to see George Family members struggle to document their own family trees. This is in large part because slaves didn’t get birth certificates, and plantation records are mostly incomplete.

I believe they will succeed.

”In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.” — Alex Haley, author of Roots (web link).


”May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

 “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”— Søren Kierkegaard

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Both versions contain the 1/3 of Perfect Killer that was deleted by the original publisher. Plus thousands of supplemental material.

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Softcover – 455 pages

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