Edward “Jax” Jacks, twenty-four years old, is doing post doc work at the prestigious Isaac Newton University in northern California. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, Samantha “Sam” Yeager, who is enrolled in the Fine Arts program at the same school. Jax is focused on just three things in his life: his work, his ailing father, Moe, and Sam. He does not see or feel the ill-will that permeates the lab.
His fellow workers: Carl Chambers and Norm Harper, are envious of him, a feeling that only grows with each success Jax has. They must act quickly to sabotage Jax before an upcoming awards banquet, then, again, two weeks later at his marriage ceremony to Sam.
First accused of plagiarism and disgraced, then charged with the manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance – both events orchestrated by Carl and Norm – Jax is convicted and sentenced to prison.
During Jax’s incarceration, Carl and Norm succeed beyond their wildest expectations, establishing a billion dollar company built on the prior work of Jax. Carl patiently and deceitfully turns Sam against Jax and the two marry just months after Jax is sentenced.
Jax languishes in one of the worst prisons in America for fourteen years, where he is beaten, raped, his heart calcified. He must stoop to murder to stay alive…so often that even his god deserts him. He is left to wallow in misery and treachery and the filth of his tortured soul.
But not all the time is lost. There he works with Doctor Oscar Fielding in the prison hospital where he learns of the doctor’s scientific discoveries. And from Mike Schmidt, a fellow prisoner and former golden gloves champion, he learns how to defend himself mentally and physically.
But after a severe beating, Doc decides that Jax has to escape. In a carefully planned operation, Jax not only escapes but adopts a new identity. From there, he takes on the role of “God’s Winged Avenger.” However, setting himself up as judge, jury and executioner puts Jax on the path to hell.
It is only when Jax finds love again that he is able to turn away from thoughts and acts of revenge. A beautiful young woman, Annie, is his “Virgil,” guiding him back to a place of compassion and forgiveness.
“A Story of Revenge” is a tale of despair, hope and triumph.