“Without Remorse” Prologue

Without Remorse 3rd book in Poisoned Soul series. Story continues after capture of Mason Hudson .
Mason Hudson, serial killer, dubbed “The Ringer” by the press…was lifting weights in the Adams County Jail where he’s been waiting seven months to go to trial. The guard called “Hudson” and he went out the door the officer held for him. It loudly clanged shut after he went through. He had a visitor, which never happened unless it was his defense attorney. This time was no different…Harvey Rehnquist was sitting on the other side of the glass partition, with the phone receiver in his hand. Mason sat down, picked up his end and said,
“Its about time you showed up, my trial starts tomorrow!”
“Calm down Mason, I’m here now aren’t I?”
“I’m scared to death Harv; this is a lot different than the last trial!”
“Yes it is Mason, they’ve got you dead to rights, that’s why the Dissociative Identity Disorder insanity plea.”
“Do you think it will work?”
“You are insane Mason; its my job to prove it.”
“Fuck you Harvey!”
“Mason…Hunter Cook may have to testify, could you bring him out in court?”
“No, he only comes out in private, or to kill.”
“Let me see if I’ve got this right…Hunter Cook killed four victims, but you were Mason when you kidnapped Terri Spencer?”
“Yes Harvey, we’ve been over this a thousand times! I can’t control Hunter once he’s on the hunt to kill, but I know what I was doing with Terri.”
“Even cutting her finger off?”
“No, Hunter came to the surface and wanted to prove he was “The Ringer.”
“This is all so fucking complicated Mason; I wish both of you the best of luck!”
Harvey returned the receiver and walked away.
“You smart ass son of a bitch,” yelled Mason after him.
The guard grabbed his arm and steered him back towards the door.



“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.”
– W. Clement Stone