From the trenches of the first drug wars to the nightclubs of the Dixie Mafia, godfathers and governors forge Faustian deals in an unholy trinity of politics, crime, and business. Treachery and betrayal make for a toxic stew in the halls of Congress, the inner sanctums of the White House, and the hollow boardrooms of corporate America. All the things that go bump in the night become real, and monsters come out of the shadows.

A Southern Gothic nightmare plays out in the Michael Parker series—graveyards, gangsters, murder, mayhem, corruption, seduction, love lost and found, faith, and redemption.  Read the books Hollywood can't stop talking about, and English teachers have made required reading for English students in middle schools, high schools, and colleges.


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Book Reviews

"As soon as the X-G Productions team read A Ghostly Shade of Pale we knew that it would make a great series. We predict that the books' unique combination of engrossing crime with issues of faith and religion will have huge appeal to two of the biggest current media fan bases. The books chronicle a series of stranger than fiction historical events that only Merle could write about with such authenticity, because he lived them. His writing is so cinematic that a movie or TV series leaps off the pages as you read the books."
- Jim Clemente, X-G Productions, Criminal Minds, Hollywood

"All the extreme emotions and human qualities are invoked: repentance, purity, revenge, honesty, malice, regret and redemption all cry out to us for attention...like that of the Greek warrior, it is a journey of wandering, omens, tragedies, friendships and, ultimately, a homecoming. The prose is brimful of anger, passion, love and regret. As allegorical as it is actual...the whole narrative across the... books is, for the most part, a factual account of the adult life of Merle Temple. He has used some fictional devices to make sure that the books read well... they are his life story..."
- Fully Booked, England

"Merle Temple is to writing what Rembrandt was to art. Merle creates written masterpieces."
- SouthernReader.com, Atlanta

"Should be sent around the world for all who want a second chance...to rise from the ashes, to breakout of self-imposed prisons, to begin again."
- Southern Writers Magazine, Memphis

"Merle Temple is a man who has seen it all, both demons and angels. He has seen the best of human nature with its love and compassion, and the worst of mankind’s depravity toward one another, with the sole intent of causing pain and destruction. It was the latter that entangled him, ending his law enforcement career, and quite nearly his life...Michael Parker’s narrative is truly Merle Temple’s story; Temple serves up his heart, his life, and his own failings on a platter to his readers. It’s an unflinchingly honest, unseemly glimpse behind the tattered veil of personal and government greed, corruption, betrayal, but ultimately, redemption."
- FaithLines.com (Atlanta)

"A master at delivering spiritual messages within secular bindings."
- K.B. Schaller, Indian Life newspaper

"God's power made perfect in weakness."
- J.J. Jasper, American Family Radio

"A phenomenal writer... leaves you speechless."
- Tammie Tubbs, CTN

"Merle Temple shadows some of his own harrowing history as a narcotics agent, a telecom security director, a state official and a man desperate for something that he cannot identify. He is plunged to a bottom from which there is no direction but up – and no way but the Cross."
- Tupelo Daily Journal

"Best series of books I have read except for the Bible."
- Amazon Reader Review