God Is A BulletBook - 1999
A twelve-year-old boy stumbles upon a savage murder in a dust strewn trailer lost against the backdrop of the California desert. He reports it to the police, but twenty-five years later, the murder remains unsolved.Then, Detective Bob Hightower's worst fears come true when his fourteen-years-old daughter is kidnapped by a satanic cult, The Left Handed Path. The cult's leader, Cyrus, lives by the motto that murder is the ultimate freedom. There are no clues to where Hightower's daughter may be, aside from the bloody corpses of her mother and stepfather -- a scene remarkably similar to the one described by a little boy twenty-five years earlier.Hightower must rely on Case Hardin, a hardened ex-cult member, for help. She has her own agenda -- to exorcise the demons of cult membership, drug addiction, and ritualistic violence -- in their search. Together they embark on the chase, hoping to rescue Hightower's daughter and themselves before it's too late.Teran's novel is stunning debut that explores what it means to be in control of yourself, of someone else, of events.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1999.
Characteristics: 1 v.
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