A small Northwestern town has suddenly become a gateway for the supernatural. The secret behind this visitation pushes one man into a confrontation that will forever change the lives of everyone involved
A small Northwestern town has suddenly become a gateway for the supernatural. Sightings of angels, messianic images, a weeping crucifix with the power to heal, and a self-proclaimed prophet bring the national media and droves of curious people to this all-but-forgotten town. The startling secret behind this visitation pushes one man into a supernatural confrontation that will forever change the lives of everyone involved.
Sally Fordyce left the house as soon as the breakfast dishes were done, walking a little, jogging a little along Highway 9 - a narrow, straight-as-a-string two-lane with a fading white line and an evenly spaced parade of utility poles. This was eastern Washington State, quiet and solitary. Wheat fields, spring green, stretched in every direction over the prairie swells. Straight ahead, the highway dipped and rose gently into the distance until it narrowed to a vanishing point at the far horizon. The sun was warm, the breeze a little biting. It was April.
Sally was nineteen, blonde, slightly overweight, and severely unhappy, mainly because she was no longer married. She had believed everything Joey the trucker told her about love, and how she was that girl silhouetted on the mud flaps. The marriage - if it happened at all - lasted three months. When he found another woman more "intellectually stimulating," Sally was bumped from the truck's sleeper and ...
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