The Land of Grace, a novel

The Land of Grace, a novel by Mike Burrell
The Land of Grace, a novel by Mike Burrell

Coming in July, from Livingston Press.

Elvis tribute artist Doyle Brisendine thinks he’s died and gone to Elvis heaven when a beautiful young woman takes him to a replica of the King’s Graceland mansion. At first, he thinks the place is some kind of amusement park, staffed with actors playing people from Elvis’ life, including the Memphis Mafia and an impersonator who looks like Elvis in his last days. But he quickly learns that he’s in the midst of a zealous cult built around the worship of the King, led by a ruthless high priestess called Mama. When he talks about leaving, his status changes from honored guest in the faux mansion to shackled prisoner in a duplicate of Elvis’ humble Tupelo birthplace where he’s fed a ration of Elvis-centric gospel laced with a regimen of potent drugs. To survive, Doyle will have to attempt an impossible escape from the heavily guarded compound or pay the very high price of becoming what he’s always wanted to be—the King of Rock and Roll.

back cover, The Land of Grace
back cover, The Land of Grace

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