Prodigal in the City
Dove Christian Publishers
Online Bookstore, Thriller, Washington, DC
James Whitaker is far from being the perfect Christian. Having abandoned his faith during his teen years and spent several years in prison, he returns home to Washington, D.C., yearning only to spend time with his devout, long-suffering mother. However, his plans for a perfect homecoming are thwarted when he is attacked shortly after release, and then targeted by a distraught father bent on revenge for the disappearance of his young daughter. These events threaten not only to destroy his life, but the lives of his family, his friends, and the pastor and first lady of a D.C. mega church. Along the way he is assisted by a young social worker whose efforts to help James only exacerbate her own struggles and yearning for companionship.
Could these events have something to do with a prophecy he received as a child? Or are they the natural repercussions of a fateful decision made several years ago? In this Christian fiction novel set in the gritty urban environs of the nation’s capital, drama, suspense and romance come together to create a compelling and realistic story that illustrates the unwavering faithfulness of God and the virtues of perseverance.
, Urban Fiction
, Washington, DC