Winter attacked Shalom, South Carolina with several inches of snow. In a city that boasted of pale beaches usually beaten with sweltering heat year round, temperatures now dipped to record lows. Patches of ice found solace on dark waters of the harbor. And fishing? Forget about it.
The weatherman said it was due to the hurricane that hit late that summer—the one that flattened houses and killed hundreds. But some believed that the strange weather had something to do with what happened at Club Pimpin’. The Death Angel came through there that evening and killed those three drug boys, devoured them with fire and brimstone. And when the Angel of Death moves in a place that powerfully, it can’t help but upset the atmosphere’s equilibrium. Make it cold when it’s never cold! People blamed it on the boogie man. But Detective Warren Price believed the culprits were flesh and blood. Real men in black masks whose motive was money—plain and simple.
– Heart of Stone (The Stephen Stone Trilogy, Book One).