THE DEVIL'S BACKYARD
A van leaves a hidden mansion on the outskirts of Raleigh. When it breaks down on a quiet road, a group of masked assailants set upon the driver, leaving him a message:
“Tell them we know.”
A longtime friend asks Herman to look into the event, and he stumbles upon what he thinks is a weapon trafficking operation.
Herman tracks a group to a lakeside burn site, narrowly escaping with his life. Convinced the men were destroying evidence, he calls in a favor to have the pit excavated, finding that the reality of the situation is much worse, involving some of the most powerful and elite people in the state.
With help from a vigilante group and a new friend, Herman works to end the vile enterprise and shed light on the people behind it.