Whatever happened to Jane Roe’s baby? Norma McCorvey, of Caddo-Comanche heritage, did not terminate the pregnancy that led her to become the anonymous plaintiff of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court women’s rights case Roe v Wade because in 1971, when the motion was first argued, abortion in the U.S. was illegal. The Jane Roe real-life child would now be a woman in her late forties, the potential of her polarizing celebrity unknown to her. A religious rights splinter group has blackmailed its way into learning the identity of the Roe baby, the product of a closed adoption. To what end, only a new Supreme Court case will reveal. Tourette’s-afflicted K9 bounty hunter Judge Drury, a Marine, stands in the way of the splinter group’s attempt at stacking the Supreme Court via blackmail, murder, arson, sleight of hand, and secret identities.
SCARS ON THE FACE OF GOD
Hex signs protect the town’s barns and outbuildings. A local tannery spews poison on land and in the river. And babies disappear at birth. Wump Hozer, an orphan and one-time felon who earned his nickname from the sound a crowbar makes when it hits a man’s head, is the custodian of Our Lady of the Innocents parish in Three Bridges, PA. Wump fought all his life against the tannery’s waste, against God, and against the blind eyes of his good neighbors. Childhood memories and strange presentments plague him when a brick wall unearthed at the site of a new restaurant collapses and raw sewage carries hundreds of bones into the pit left behind. It looks like the Devil has made Three Bridges his new playground; a blasphemous bible will tell Wump why.