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When a brutal murder shocks the polygamist enclave of Blister Creek, Utah, church elders call in Jacob Christianson, a medical student and the favored son of a church elder. Jacob must solve the murder while protecting his young sister Eliza fromMoreWhen a brutal murder shocks the polygamist enclave of Blister Creek, Utah, church elders call in Jacob Christianson, a medical student and the favored son of a church elder. Jacob must solve the murder while protecting his young sister Eliza from marriage to one of 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.Deeply engrossing! Michael Wallace delivers the thinking mans thriller while establishing one of the freshest male leads in crime fiction--Jacob Christianson, an aspiring doctor and cult elders favored son. Jacobs analytic nature has him questioning everything, including the nature of God and the sexist politics of polygamy. It also makes him a perfect fit to track down a killer whose grisly crimes threaten Jacobs community, family, and soon, his very life.-- Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of LIVE TO TELL.Wallace authoritatively and unsparingly tears open the veil shrouding a Utah polygamist community and its secret oaths of blood atonement, temple sacrifice, and angels with drawn swords. Inside we find a riveting thriller that recaptures everything lost from the original American religion.-- Jeffrey Anderson, National bestselling, International Thriller Award nominated author of SLEEPER CELL.