The Murder Tree
A Short Story
Not all legends are myths.
Deep in the hills and hollows of Walker County, Alabama are a people whose sacred oaths are etched into the heart of the Murder Tree. You may dismiss them as hillbilly hitmen willing to kill targets at economical prices. They are both more and less, but they are a dying breed who remain beholden to their oaths until the end.
Samantha Ray is a gifted killer who was born into her calling of contract killing. She is irreverent, savvy, and a little bit reckless. She is also the only viable heir to the family business that goes back several generations. But is she willing to pay the cost that will required of her?