Rick Guy worked as a photojournalist with several newspapers in his home state of Louisiana before landing a position with the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. His photographs have appeared in People, Newsweek, and Time. Inspired to turn his hand to fiction after reading John Grisham’s The Firm, Guy published his first novel, Kuklos, in 2000. “Kuklos” is a Greek term for “circle,” and was also the original name of the Ku Klux Klan. Sent to cover the discovery a body in a thirty-year old car found submerged in a lake, journalist Alan Scott eventually uncovers a conspiracy to hide the KKK memberships of some of Mississippi’s highest ranking officials -- including the governor in the midst of a presidential campaign.