Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the
Gulf Coast, stretching from the Florida panhandle to the western Louisiana
border, has been brought to its knees. The region is so punished and depleted
that the government has drawn a new boundary ninety miles north of the
coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no
resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules.
Cohen is one who stayed. Unable to overcome the
crushing loss of his wife and unborn child who were killed during an
evacuation, he returned home to Mississippi to bury them on family land. Until
now he hasn’t had the strength to leave them behind, even to save himself.
But after his home is ransacked and all of his
carefully accumulated supplies stolen, Cohen is finally forced from his
shelter. On the road north, he encounters a colony of survivors led by a
fanatical, snake-handling preacher named Aggie who has dangerous visions of
repopulating the barren region.
Realizing what’s in store for the women Aggie is
holding against their will, Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the
Line alone, or try to shepherd the madman’s captives across the unforgiving
land with the biggest hurricane yet bearing down, and Cohen harboring a secret
that may pose the greatest threat of all. Download and start listening now!