A lawyer with questionable ethics lies dead in a Seattle convention center. He was brutally slain by a ceremonial knife from a village a thousand miles to the north. Father Mark Townsend recognizes the deadly artifact...and knows the Eskimo tribe that carved the intricate pictures on its ivory handle.
There is evidence that St. Joseph parish has an unknown visitor hiding in the church each night. Believing that it could be one of Seattle's homeless youth needing help, Father Mark Townsend leaves a brief note and a $20 bill urging the mysterious stranger to come and see him. Instead, it is the police who pay him a visit.
"Warmth & suspense"
When the journalist Angelina Sandoval Ybarra writes a story about the mysterious end-of-the-world preacher, Brother Gabriel, Father Mark Townsend loses no time in heading to Yakima Valley where the faithful are gathering.