Kidnapped when he was just a baby, mysterious young Ozzie has been held prisoner with his family on cursed Cherokee land ever since.
Crammed in a dilapidated shack in a electrified camp with dozens of others held against their will, he is terrified of the sinister presence that comes each night with a menacing groan.
Blake Savage was on the path to football stardom, but after suffering a career ending injury in college finds himself angry and desperate. With no other options, he seeks help from Nick Vegas, a wealthy, egocentric restaurateur who is launching a multimillion dollar network of underground supper clubs. Nick offers Blake a small fortune-- if Blake will secretly produce an illegal delicacy for his clubs on a steep Appalachian mountainside. All Blake has to do is prepare Ozzie to be the guest of honor when Nick's supper club debuts.
When Ozzie's father is murdered in front of his eyes, he panics and flees deep into the Appalachian wilderness. As Blake realizes his big payday is in jeopardy, armed men chase Ozzie to a startling conclusion, for when Nick's clients take their first bites of the illicit delicacy, an ancient disease resurfaces from the Cherokee land and unleashes a gruesome trail of black death.
This shockingly realistic and thrilling novel weaves a rich Appalachian tapestry as it races toward its cataclysmic conclusion.
Praise for Tim Young’s Poisoned Soil
A First Class Thriller!
- The Kindle Book Review
A Cherokee curse and a hunger for success wreak havoc in this ambitious supernatural tale. The true suspense will satisfy readers looking for a grim, inventive thriller. - Kirkus Reviews
You will enjoy every minute that you’re reading this book—the characters, the settings, the battles between man and nature, and, of course, that magical realism. With all these elements, this still is a thriller, a real page-turner. Moreover, it’s a very original piece of literature that will leave you thinking…and wondering. - Bookpleasures.com Review