Carpious Mightson is not who he appears to be, wearing the guise of a handsome leader of virtue. He seems friendly, loving, hard working, and God-fearing. Little do his neighbors, co-workers, and girlfriend know that he harbors a secret that compromises his integrity.
When Ian Kaplan, a registered sex-offender, moves into the family-friendly community of Mechi Lane, the HOA drafts Carpious to be the one to compel Ian to put his house back on the market and leave.
While Carpious is struggling to maintain his own secret, Alethea Mightson, Carpious’s ex-wife, resurfaces in an attempt to extort money from him for what he assumes is her substance addiction. She threatens to expose his past if he doesn’t comply.
A murder occurs and Carpious’s composure begins to spiral out of his control, while all that he has built threatens to topple. Will the consequences of new sins expose the old ones?
Find out in the debut novel by Kenn Bivins and see why Pious has been hailed “a caress and a punch.”