The good people of Wilderness Church have come to Hawthorn County, Missouri
in an Air Stream trailer caravan following their charismatic leader, Father Joshua. They have ceased their wandering and created
a closed commune of the the faithful at Canaan Camp. There they enjoy an idylic life sealed away from the corruption of "the
But a serpent has entered Eden.
Bobby Lee Paget is
on a murder spree. The manhunt is nation-wide, but the people of the camp have no idea who he is or what he has done in Marked
Tree, Arkansas. A family of three is dead there. Two more die in Fayetteville. When more murders occur in Oregon, no one thinks
that Paget could possible be in the Ozarks where he abandoned a stolen car—no one but novice rural deputy Richard Carter.
When unidentified bodies show up on logging trails in Hawthorn County, he alone suspects that Paget is responsible.
Paget is a master manipulator. If he has his way, he will utterly debase the "purest woman in
the camp" and use her naive boyfriend to achieve destruction on a scale that will make everyone remember the name of
Bobby Lee Paget.
There are no explicit sex scenes nor
overly graphic violence and only mild profanity,
however, the THEME of this
book makes it unsuitable for those under 18.