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THE PURE AND THE HATED published May 10, 2016.
A man takes a stranger into his house only to unleash a savage lesson from the past.
Shepherd Butler and his wife Mary are grieving the death of their son Felton to a hunting accident in Vermont. When Shepherd finds a stranger freezing in the forest, he offers him a home. The man, Maxwell Heed has suffered personal tragedy when his fiancee was murdered. Mary and Shepherd’s sister and two nieces instantly take to Maxwell, who is a sincere and religious man seeking to understand the nature of forgiveness, and he becomes part of the family. Maxwell tells Shepherd and Mary of the man who killed his fiancée. Temple Jones is a dangerous psychopath who preys on women and has escaped justice, and Maxwell fears he has followed him to Vermont. Shepherd tries to allay Maxwell’s fears. Maxwell disappears leaving a note saying he has seen Temple Jones. Then Temple Jones shows up…
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