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Gil Martins, an agent with the
FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence
generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. He sees
hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of “ism” there is, and the
zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of
the solution—however imperfect—a part of justice. But when Gil
discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to
death row, it shakes his faith—in the system, in himself, and in
God—deeply. It even estranges him from his wife and son.
Desperate, Gil offers up a
prayer. To know God is there, not through a sign or physical
demonstration but through the strength to cope with his ever-growing,
His problems become more than
personal as things heat up in Houston. A serial killer terrorizing the
morally righteous turns out to have religious motivations, upping the
case from homicide to domestic terrorism. A number of prominent secular
icons die or are grievously injured abruptly and under suspicious
circumstances, the latest of which is a New Atheist writer who’s fallen
into an inexplicable coma. Left and right, it seems Gil can’t escape the
power of God and murder.
As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection—answering his prayers in a most terrifying way.