The Pledge Author:Rob Kean There's something rotten at Simsbury College. As always, the New England school has great influence and prestige, but depends on generous alumni contributions from the campus' most exclusive fraternity, two-hundred-year-old, Sigma Delta Phi. When a freshman Sigma pledge dies after a brutal hazing, Dean Anson Timpleton orchestrates a sinister cov... more »erup. All Sigma needs is a rubber-stamp exoneration from the undergraduate run disciplinary council, the D-Squad.
However, one D-Squad member, Shawn Jakes, doesn't buy Templeton's story and demands a wide-ranging investigation. Mark Jessy, though he had been forced to withdraw from Sigma, remains loyal and clings to the hope that his former brothers are innocent.
Instead Mark finds, dark horrifying evidence that Sigma will do anything-commit bribery, extortion, blackmail, rape, and even murder- to protect Sigma. For Sigma Delta Phi isn't just a fraternity: It's a 200-year-old super secret criminal organization with assets of over $7 billion-and is not about to let two college students stand in its way.« less