The Righteous

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 229 ratings

The Righteous Publisher's Summary

On a cool night in the Utah desert, a young woman flees her home, her sleeping child clutched in her arms. Hours later, she is found dead, her tongue torn out and her daughter mysteriously returned to her own bed.

The residents of Blister Creek are anxious to solve this shockingly brutal crime, but theirs is a unique community—a conservative polygamous sect that cannot afford for news of the murder to reach the outside world. So, they call upon one of their own: Jacob Christianson, son of a respected church official and cousin of the victim.

With the help of his teenage sister, Eliza, Jacob digs into the bizarre murder and uncovers a monstrous, blood-soaked secret that could destroy the very foundation of their church.

Chilling and engrossing, The Righteous is a tightly plotted novel, the first in a series about love, loyalty, and dark secrets.

©2012 Michael Wallace (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Righteous

    • Righteous Series, Book 1
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    On a cool night in the Utah desert, a young woman flees her home, her sleeping child clutched in her arms. Hours later, she is found dead, her tongue torn out and her daughter mysteriously returned to her own bed. The residents of Blister Creek are anxious to solve this shockingly brutal crime, but theirs is a unique community—a conservative polygamous sect that cannot afford for news of the murder to reach the outside world. So, they call upon one of their own...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weird

    • By J Burns on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Mighty and Strong

    • Righteous Series, Book 2
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    It’s not every man whose wife criticizes his fidelity, but Jacob Christianson hasn’t exactly led a typical life. Raised in a conservative polygamous sect, Jacob has struggled for years to reconcile his faith with his skepticism about the fundamentalist practices of his community. Not so long ago that conflict helped Jacob to combat a dangerous faction of his own church. Now it has brought the FBI to his door, seeking help to infiltrate a millennialist cult suspected of plotting to kill a US senator.When the FBI ignores Jacob’s warnings, it sparks a dramatic standoff with the cultists, leaving Jacob and his family caught squarely in the middle. Tense and engaging, Mighty and Strong is a page-turning foray into the world of religious extremists, culminating in a thrilling battle for supremacy that will leave no one unscathed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this one, it's something differenet!

    • By andrea on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • The Wicked

    • Righteous Series, Book 3
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Thanks to her brother Jacob, Eliza Christianson’s young life has been anything but dull. At 17 she helped him solve a brutal murder within their conservative polygamous community, and later she supported him when he was recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a dangerous cult. Now it’s Eliza’s turn to make her mark - a woman comes to Eliza after her daughter is recruited by a doomsday cult led by a man called “The Disciple”. In a strange twist of fate, one of the only leads is David, Jacob and Eliza’s brother, who was shunned by their church.

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • The Blessed and the Damned

    • Righteous, Book 4
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    For years Jacob Christianson struggled to reconcile his faith with his skepticism about the fundamentalist practices of his polygamous community. Nevertheless, whenever his family and neighbors in Blister Creek were threatened, Jacob always stepped up to join the fight against those who would destroy them. Now Jacob is facing his greatest challenge yet. Taylor Kimball Jr. has returned, and he wants to take over as prophet of Blister Creek - and claim Jacob’s sister Eliza as his unwilling bride. To protect his family and neighbors, Jacob forms a tenuous alliance with his father - the reigning prophet - and the FBI.

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

    • Destroying Angel

    • Righteous Series, Book 5
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A year has passed since the Kimball clan nearly annihilated the polygamous community of Blister Creek in the largest terrorist attack since 9/11. After the death of his father, Dr. Jacob Christianson takes reluctant leadership of the community as enemies gather against their desert sanctuary, threatening another murderous attack. When Jacob’s adopted son Daniel begins suffering disturbing visions, Jacob fears the worst.

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 6

    • The Gates of Babylon

    • Righteous, Book 6
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    An isolated religious sect in the desert confronts the collapse of civilization. Could this be the end of the world they’ve been waiting for? With the murderous Kimball clan’s evil plots finally crushed, Dr. Jacob Christiansen begins to embrace his role as leader of the polygamist community of Blister Creek. Then the world around them falls apart, plagued by international crop failures and global starvation, fuel and medicine shortages, and looming war. Blister Creek suddenly faces the very doomsday scenario they’ve been preparing for.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good.

    • By Neicee2 on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 7

    • Hell's Fortress

    • Righteous Series, Book 7
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Environmental disaster, war, and government dissolution have plunged the outside world into chaos, leaving the embattled polygamist community of Blister Creek facing a host of dire challenges as their lifesaving resources grow treacherously low. When one of their beloved members gets lost in the desert, Dr. Jacob Christianson agrees to send out an expedition that includes his sister, Eliza. But danger follows the search group, literally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By Donna on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 8

    • Blood of the Faithful

    • Righteous, Book 8
    • By: Michael Wallace
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Now that their latest battle is over, the religious residents of Blister Creek are dealing with their losses and trying to heal - physically and spiritually. Their leader, Jacob Christianson, now feels the full burden of the responsibility and finds himself at a crossroads: keep the believers isolated, or see what lies beyond Blister Creek's borders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Same narrator

    • By Amy-Mommyof4 on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $10.49