A Ghostly Shade of Pale
by Merle Temple
A Ghostly Shade of Pale, the first installment of the Michael Parker trilogy now used in many schools, follows an idealistic Parker from Ole Miss to the front lines of the first drug wars. Romance, brutality, and faith merge in a Southern Gothic novel about a culture in transition. Death lurks around every corner from mobsters, corrupt politicians, and an antagonist who is the stuff of nightmares.