What happens when your past comes back to haunt you? What happens when you uncover all of the old skeletons in the closet? What happens when you have a hell-hound on your trail? These are the questions that Parker Jacobs has been asking himself. For the last year he has been tormented by nightmares, haunts, and memories of the gruesome death of his mother. He is driven to the brink. He seeks out Dr. Jeffrey Lynn, a noted psychologist, for help. But the only help Dr. Lynn gives him is this; "Return to Braddington Lane, and face your fears." What he uncovers is a trail of murder, witchcraft, Satanism, and greed going back almost 200 years! From the quaint little town square of the Crossing, all the way to Jackson Square in New Orleans, Parker chases answers, always asking himself; "Why was my mother killed?" He travels to the Louisiana bayous in search of a mysterious Voo - Doo priestess, who might be able to help. Aided by a childhood friend, Marilyn, an old man, Jay, an Occult scientist, Dale, and a Baptist Pastor, Dean, he seeks to uncover vicious acts of horror that have been hidden since the end of the Civil War. Now, he has opened a wound in his old hometown of Creek Crossing, Mississippi, a wound that should have stayed closed. With the mayor, Don Bailey, breathing down his back, and abusing his power by using the police force to harass him, Parker seeks to close the Gates of Hell before the flames engulf the town and its people. Because once it's opened; it's the Devil to pay.