A man returns to his hometown after serving in the military to carve out a life for himself and restore some community pride to a destitute mill town. Does he succeed or do corrupt politics carry the day?
Merle Simpson crossed the deserted small-town street, not looking either way as he did so. It was a little bit before five a.m., and no one was around. For many years, what had been a thriving mill town, so populous that it was classified as a city, Milton, was now more of a ghost town. The mill had closed many years ago and although there had been a half-hearted attempt to move businesses and even industry in, nothing stuck. A city that once boasted two movie theaters, countless eateries and bars, two grocery stores, several gas station markets, a variety of shops, three Catholic churches alone- with many more varying protestant houses of worship and a synagogue, four elementary schools, and a two-story library, now