Jack: Secret Histories
Time: 1983 Place: Johnson, NJ, a small town on the edge of the fabled and mysterious Pine Barrens. Among its odd inhabitants: an old woman with a three-legged dog; some call her a witch. There's the town drunk, Weird Walt Erskine, who always wears gloves, no matter what the temperature. There's USED, the store that sells all sorts of things from the past. And that's just a sampling. The Boy: a fourteen-year old named Jack. Nobody knows Jack. Not his parents, not his few friends, not even Jack himself But he's learning. He's discovering that he has a knack for fixing things. Not bikes or toys or appliances -- situations. Here is where it all starts -- with a withered corpse discovered deep in the Pine Barrens…the victim of ritual murder. And unearthed with it is an ancient artifact carved with strange designs. Where and when is it from? What is the secret of the corpse? What other mysteries hide in the dark, timeless Pine Barrens? And who doesn't want them revealed? The world, Jack's town, the surrounding Barrens, even Jack himself -- they all have… SECRET HISTORIES
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