He hid the old pencil-drawn map for 40 years. The guards never found it. After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, 100 dollars to buy a bus ticket and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. "The Butterfly Forest is a high octane thriller that is part mystery, part love story and full bore great storytelling that you'll think about days after you've left the woods." - John Davenport (Orlando, FL) College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1936. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming. Sean O'Brien does see something -- a predator. Between the sea of cars in a Walmart parking lot. Walking quickly. Stalking two women. As O'Brien tries to prevent the abduction, he opens the door to a new relationship. And he opens a dark door to a horror that is secluded within the forest. Bodies are discovered, and police think an old man is responsible. O'Brien believes it may be something else, something hidden deep in the forest. To prove it, he's forced to find it. He follows veiled tracks that lead him farther into the woods where an evil from the past intersects with a frightening presence to from a volatile trap with only one way out. "ABSOLUTELY MESMERIZING " - Anthony B. Thomas (Louisville, KY) If you like the works of writers like Lee Child, Robert Crais, James Lee Burke and Michael Connelly, you'll enjoy Tom Lowe's THE BUTTERFLY FOREST.