Beechwood Author’s Notes – Chapter 9 – Tattoos

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PremiseA small, controlled prison disguised as a town in the near future hides away victims of genetic experimentation. The experiments have caused a multitude of mental anomalies and the government continues to use the victims as lab rats. The story of Beechwood begins with a murder that no one is able to solve. As the layers of perplexity unfold, secrets beyond what goes on in The Tower begin to reveal themselves. In Beechwood, everyone has something to hide, and everyone is a suspect.

This is the first chapter that takes us OUT of Beechwood and into the surrounding world! You’ll meet Hendrix Joplin, a man serving a life sentence in prison because he was blackmailed by Bronson to take the fall for recruiting women into the ACCE. Hendrix has a wife and son that he loves, and their lives were threatened if he didn’t take the fall. He reminds himself daily that protecting his family is the only important purpose that he has. Hendrix has a run-in with Annabeth who is there undercover to investigate if any of the patsies had anything to do with Zulia’s murder. Hendrix had a cellmate for years who, unbeknownst to him, has the same tattoos as Barry Montgomery; the same symbols that were written in blood around Zulia’s staged corpse. Hmm…

I can’t begin to explain how much I’m loving the chance to explore this world so fully, and in all honestly we’ve barely scratched the surface. Will we see more of Hendrix? Stay tuned and find out 🙂

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