In this 1935 historical suspense thriller, praised as "riveting and gripping" (Robert Dugoni, NY Times Best Seller), Ed Bowman, small town reporter for the Casey Clarion in Virginia, is unjustly convicted for the murder of his wife, committed by an escaped prisoner whose murder trial he just covered with an exclusive article that virtually guaranteed a guilty verdict.
Sentenced to life in the State Penitentiary, and losing faith in God to right his situation, he determines to redeem his shattered life and makes a daring escape to track down the killer in a high-risk chase across six states to the salt flats of Wendover, Utah. But an unexpected betrayal by a befriended Mormon leader brings his plans to a sudden halt leaving him with no hope short of a miracle, culminating in a moving and unexpected conclusion.
(Inspired by a true story)
"Riveting...suspenseful...with compelling characters and tension that pulls you into a powerful story of loss, redemption and faith. A gripping page-turner...courtroom action, unexpected treachery, betrayal, and one man's fight for justice against all odds. A fantastic read!"
―Robert Dugoni, New York Times and Amazon Best Selling author
of My Sister's Grave
"In this tense fiction debut...a falsely accused reporter sentenced to a chain gang vows revenge on the man who really committed the crime...fast-paced core story...genuinely gripping...effective page-turner."
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The Author's Other Books
WHAT IF THE MORMON MISSIONARIES KNOCKED ON YOUR DOOR?
In this Second Edition, Janis Hutchinson goes behind the appearances to examine the Mormon Missionary program and what they don't tell upfront--from its unorthodox theological and political beliefs to its carefully planned strategies to win converts.
Written like a novel, the story is set against the backdrop of a Christian Bible College, where two Mormon missionaries venture onto the campus. Susan, a student, falls for one of the handsome missionaries. Believing she can convert him, she agrees to take their lessons and soon finds her-
self in over her head, torn between her romantic feelings and her Christian faith. A concerned teacher on campus, a former Mormon, accompanies her to the missionaries' lessons, counsels Susan about their false claims, and discusses the Mormon material in her Comparative Religions class.
"I just finished reading your book, "The Mormon Missionaries." I've got to say it is one of the
best summaries on Mormonism and of the Christian approach that I've read in my 41 years
of outreach to the LDS. Thank you so much. I particularly enjoyed the way you wrapped it in
a story that brought back to many fond memories of my days at International Bible College."
Dave Mitchell, Director
Next Step Outreach, g
"I fascinating―and at times frightening―'insider's look' at Mormon missionary strategies and tactics.
A creatively and well-documented analysis of why LDS missionary presentations are so often effective."
Randal Roberts, Dir. Spiritual Development
Western Seminary, Portland, OR.
DO YOU WISH YOU WERE MORE EQUIPPED TO HELP FORMER MORMONS TRANSITION INTO YOUR CHURCH?
THIS BOOK WILL DO JUST THAT!
A MUST FOR EVERY CHURCH LIBRARY!
An Essential Guide for Christians and Pastors!
An aid for former cult members and
those exiting tightly controlled churches!
Based upon her own thirty-five years' experience in Mormonism, and those of others, author Janis Hutchinson presents the difficulties former members of fringe religions face in leaving their tightly structure religious community with its unique doctrines, and entering an orthodox Christian church. Drawing upon the composite experiences of former members from the Mormon Church, Unification Church, Hare Krishnas, and others, she explains the emotional trauma and difficult questions faced by all who have left these religions. The book offers practical, non-technical suggestions for pastors, counselors and friends in understanding and encouraging ex-cultists through the difficult times of post-conversion stress.
"I consider this to be one of the most important books ever written for the church in this matter. You, your pastors and every ex-cultist you know need to read it."
Ed Decker - Saints Alive in Jesus
"...an engaging reading. Her first hand experience gives to the book an undeniable air of authenticity. Hutchinson does a fine job of incorporating the experiences of other cult group members into her work. ... Her list of resources for ministry with cult members is one of the best
I have seen. ... Hutchinson’s book will be required reading for my course on the cults."
Dr. C. Richard Wells, Assoc. Prof. of Divinity
Samford University, Birmingham Alabama