February 10, 2014
A heart-racing thriller that travels through Louisiana’s plantation country, the bayous of Cajun villages, and the wild streets of New Orleans, revolving around the fate of a Jewish immigrant that fled Czar Alexander III’s Russia as Yaakov Gurevich and eventually arrived in the American south as Jake Gold. As a peddler, Jake is a frequent visitor to Cottoncrest Plantation, but his association soon implicates him in the death of the owner and his wife. As a result, Jake must use his chameleon-like abilities to survive a vicious manhunt led by the local sheriff and the Knights of the White Camellia. This epic saga unfurls over a hundred years of treachery, family rivalry, civil war and civil rights, before racing to a dramatic dénouement as the reader seeks to decipher the secret of The Cottoncrest Curse.