Reverend Alabaster Armstrong and his little band of crusaders watched the great walls of Sanctuary Mission sink slowly into the distance. Soon they would be living in hobo jungles and boxcars surrounded by menacing men who would kill within a moment if they knew their mission.
As freight trains pulled them southward, Alabaster felt a need for Christ's closeness. Deep in the swamps of southern Louisiana, they boarded a coastal trader that carried them across the Gulf and up the Amazon to Saint Pablo on the Negro River. There they encountered a strange assortment of people that the natives called lizard men.
In the deep forest of the Amazon jungle, what lay behind those high, barbed wire fences they found where sirens wailed, Nazi gunboats cruised the river, and those strange men roamed the jungle? It took all of Alabaster's wit as he tried to make some sense of what was going on. Whatever is going on, and whatever those swirling colors on the chameleon men's bodies really are, the Nazis have their hands in it, and Marvin Baggs, that murderous Nazi spy is behind it all. Alabaster can feel it in his bones. What exactly is God calling him to do? Will Baggs finally succeed? Will he successfully kidnap Alabaster's beloved Helen and the other women crusaders? Can Helen and the other women help Alabaster turn the tide on him?
Join author Claude Keenam in the exciting and ever-adventurous follow-up to The Search for the Loony Man.
Listen to another Reverend Alabaster Armstrong mystery.
©2011 Claude W. Keenam (P)2011 Tate
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