Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Righteous by Michael Wallace
Medical student Jacob Christianson is sent by church elders to investigate a murder within the polygamist enclave of Blister Creek, Utah. He brings his young sister Eliza, who must choose a husband from three old men jostling for power within the church hierarchy.
Jacob discovers that the murdered woman has been killed in accordance with secret blood oaths taken within the polygamist temple. Together with his sister, he uncovers a plot to overthrow the church leadership, with murders that reach beyond the community and into the “gentile” world. The Righteous is a heart-pounding suspense-thriller with a depth that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned
If you are looking for a suspenseful page-turner filled with the mystery of a polygamist sect.....this is your book!! Unlike the other two books I posted about Polygamy, this one is totally fiction. It was so good I could not put it down and actually fell asleep with my Nook on my chest. I will definatley look for more books by this author.
This one is a complete THUMBS UP!!