In the 1930s, deep in Bexar County (pronounced Bear County), a man from a powerful family finds a way to make money on the other side of the law. Joe Black operates successfully as a bootlegger, and when prohibition ends, he establishes a dance hall. One thing different from other dance halls and bars is the fact that he has live alligators that he feeds as entertainment for his guests. Joe Black soon finds himself in a love triangle that ends in death for one of the lovers and near-death for the other. One of his workers discovers this dark secret, and Joe Black stops at nothing to stop her from exposing his evil deeds. Who lives and who dies as the plot unfolds in a twist of terrifying events? In the end, there are secrets that shed a sense of light in all the darkness. Light triumphs over evil and lives on forever due to the heroic deeds of one of the victims. This story is inspired by true events that unfolded over a period of fifty years.
Five Star Review on Amazon By Adam Molleda
Great book! Suspenseful!!
About the Author
At the time this book was published, Christopher Molleda served in the very law enforcement agency mentioned in this book. On October 15, 2015, he completed fifteen years with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher has had duties as a jailer, bailiff, patrolman, and detective, and currently serves as a patrol supervisor. He resides in Bexar County and has earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Park University. Mr. Molleda also holds a master’s degree in criminology from Texas A&M University at Commerce. His career in law enforcement has inspired him to write about crime and legends in his community. He himself is a veteran of the United States Army and has lived in Texas all his life, with the exception of his time in the service. He hopes to write more crime novels to show how crimes are investigated and to help give closure to victims’ families, taking care not to glorify acts of evil in this world.