Smith Driskill, a 55-year-old east Texas farmer, windowed and abandoned by his children, dramatically executes child molester and murderer Rodney William Markum. He is unprepared for the ensuing media circus painting him as a hero, or the political divisions that surface when he chooses death over a day in court. Why is Driskill so determined to die on death row, and why have so many people pledged to stop him?
Sojka’s ability to push the “philosophically pure” to the point of hypocrisy is rare in any genre. “Payback Jack hits you with a literary sucker-punch.“ —Luke Swanson, author of The Ten