The Grand Scheme

Phantom Hollow Series #3

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Things couldn’t be better for Rue Kessler. He finally married the mother of his eight-year-old son and now has the family he’s always dreamed of. Not only that, his father-in-law hired him to be the new construction supervisor on a big condo project. He’s been sober for eighteen months. He’s plugged in at church. And he’s building his new bride the house she’s always dreamed of. Life is good.

While Rue is relishing his blessings, an environmentalist group called SAGE (Save All God’s Earth) comes to Jacob’s Ear and demonstrates in the city park, ruffling the feathers of some local retailers who fear the group’s protesting will run off tourists. When SAGE’s president is attacked and left for dead, an arson fire is set and an anonymous caller claims SAGE is responsible. That sets off a rash of retaliatory attacks, and Rue, his family, and his in-laws become targets of vicious acts that seem far more personal.

While Rue’s head is still reeling, a man on his work crew is found half dead in Tanner Canyon. Is SAGE trying to put a stop to condo project? Are the attacks even related?

Or is something more sinister afoot—something that will take all the faith he’s got to confront?

Based on James 3:16, “For when you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice,” this story will keep you turning those pages till the wee hours of the morning. Catch up on your sleep!