Will Cross is a blues guitar virtuoso who becomes the subject of an article by Matt Forrester, a literature teacher and part time human interest columnist, seeking to discover the origin of Will's extraordinary talent. During an interview, Will tells Matt of his musical upbringing in rural Mississippi, and of Luther "Flat Top" Taylor, a church music director and blues guitar master who taught him to play. Years ago, Flat Top had told Will of a night he was offered a deal at a nearby crossroads - musical talent, fame, and fortune in exchange for his soul. While in college, Will received word that his mentor had passed away. After submitting his article, Matt learns that the old bluesman may still be alive. He convinces a reluctant Will to travel to Mississippi in search of him. Will and Matt embark on a journey from North Carolina to Mississippi, on a road shrouded in uncertainty. The road ultimately leads them to the crossroads, where a dark truth is revealed.
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Published August 26, 2008
Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.