Dark, gritty, and riddled with back alley characters, The Third Step is one man’s journey into the black recesses of his own soul. Frankie is a young, disaffected amateur boxer, more of a punching bag, drunk and drug addict. He is a loser at love, except
for his relationship with his grandma, who, rumor has it, is a white witch. She, along
with a handful of others, serve as his moral compass.
Frankie fights a lifelong struggle to find an understanding of the creator of the universe,
not the poisoned caricature painted by the church and the “holy” people who
seem to torment him.
His journey takes him from the East Coast down to New Orleans to face confrontations
with his demons, both real and imagined. Along the way the story is littered with
tales of drug smuggling, murder, an affair with a woman who may be the devil herself,
and an ultimate quest for revenge.
Frankie comes to terms with his addictions, but his search for a deeper understanding
of this God entity and his need to connect with his soul could be his ultimate addiction,
one that may follow him beyond the grave…