To the locals of Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. John Livingston III is just a normal practicing pain specialist, a son to a well-known defense lawyer, and a husband to a beautiful wife named Hope. John represents the working American family man, but with his bright splendor comes dark secrets. In reality, John isn't just a doctor, he's also one of Johnson City's leading opiate distributors, struggling with financial debt and a tormented past.
Making a deal with the city's largest narcotic drug lord known as the Bear, John finds himself falling prisoner to the pain he devoted a career to cure and finds himself losing the very thing he sought to prolong - life. Unable to fulfill the The Bear's demands, John quickly finds himself in trouble and, unable to escape, suffers from the deepest of wounds.
In a growing world of ruthless opiate addiction, John must find a natural way to heal the tormenting wounds of his past and present before completely losing all of himself in the future. Behind the Pines is a beautiful story of redemption, and, ultimately, the lengths a man will go to escape the pain and find healing in his life.
This book was hard to listen to because the protagonist was so whiny. It got on my nerves. He was dealing drugs and was so sorry about it