"How many times have I told you? Never get involved with the church hierarchy."
Words of wisdom, surely, but Moroni Traveler can't seem to take his father's advice. Salt Lake City private investigators, Moroni and his father, Martin, maintain an uneasy truce with the Church of Latter-day Saints. But Moroni owes a debt to his boyhood friend Willis Tanner, now one of the top-ranking officials in the LDS, and Willis has come to collect. Lael Woolley, grandniece of the First Prophet, the head of the Mormon church on earth, has been kidnapped, and the prophet believes only Traveler, a Gentile, can rescue her. Moroni agrees, although reluctantly - in Salt Lake City you just don't say no to the LDS. He and his father set out to find Lael with carte blanche from the prophet and the assistance of three enterprising, offbeat drifters who live in the lobby of the Travelers' office building. Their search takes them around the state and into the church's extensive genealogical records, pointing to a subversive Mormon feminist group that may or may not be responsible for Lael's disappearance.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Research into true workings LDS church
Has The Spoken Word turned you off from other books in this genre?
What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Spoken Word?
Made author rewrite entire book using good research into true facts
Any additional comments?
Poor attempt to defame LDS church