- Author: Gary Raisor
- Artist: Keith Minnion
- Page Count: 388
- Pub. Date: June 2006
- ISBN: 1-58767-115-8
- Status: Out of Print
by Gary Raisor
cover artwork by Keith Minnion
About the Book:
In the secluded, Kudzu-covered town of Eden, Georgia, people are dying in droves. Burnings, decapitations, crucifixions, impalings, and the occasional premature burial. The kids whisper about a mysterious, supernatural figure who walks the railroad tracks outside of town, a figure known simply as "The White Man".
Everyone has a theory, but no one can stop the killing. No one can stop the madness from spreading like some malignant disease.
Only one man, Father Aron, knows what's going on. He vows to cure the evil. The only problem with Father Aron: the cure may be worse than the disease.
A Note From The Publisher:
This is a hefty new collection of connected stories that form a unified, terrifying tale from Gary Raisor, the author of Less Than Human. This one is something special, folks! The cover is by the fantastic Keith Minnion, and there are a half dozen truly disturbing interior illustrations done by up and coming Kariann Childs. This is Gary's fourth book and it is, by far, his most intense.
"Those with a taste for the gruesome (flies and eyeballs are common motifs)
will be rewarded."
— Publishers Weekly
"Raisor writes about ecclesiastical corruption with a vigor that, in centuries
past, would have assured him of a lingering and messy demise in some public
"Be sure to get your hands on a copy of Sinister Purposes by
Gary Raisor, an author who fully understands what it takes to keep the horror
genre alive and kicking...and slashing…and crushing…and…"
• Limited Edition of 750 signed copies ($40)