When Rev. Milton Agnew learns that his church’s Brazilian mission has been mysteriously destroyed, he rushes to the rainforest to see for himself. His friends and the natives they went to convert are all dead or gone. But the village isn’t empty. What he finds is a strange woman who says her name is Amara. Milton determines he will continue his mission work with this single unsaved woman, no matter how many laws of man he has to break.
Do you forgive me?
Back home in Oklahoma City, Amara causes Milton to lose his family, his career, and everything be believed in. Everything but Amara. After each seemingly innocent event she begs his forgiveness, and he gives it. Until she betrays him.
What do you cling to when all is lost?
Alone and homeless, stripped of everything he valued, Milton can finally see the truth about himself, what he believes, and the secret of who Amara really is. But can he save her and himself, or is it too late?
Amara’s Prayer will be available August 2013 from Bad Moon Books. Pre-orders are currently being taken for a very exclusive signed hardcover edition. The print run for the signed hardcover will be based on the number of pre-orders. A trade paperback version also is available.
J. Madison Davis, President of the International Association of Crime Writers and Edgar nominee, said:
The vision of a naked woman in the jungle begins a missionary’s journey into realms of depravity and the supernatural he could never imagine. Steve Wedel’s novel demonstrates exactly how fragile even the most controlled life can be and how civilization is just one short step from chaos.
James A. Moore, author of Blood Red and Serenity Falls, said:
Wedel’s Amara’s Prayer is a rare treat: a story of personal horror and personal hope that leads you through the rise and fall of one man and one family touched by supernatural temptation. More than that, however, it is a story of redemption. A powerful, glorious tale that is highly recommended.
Christopher Fulbright, author of Red Chalice, said:
Steven Wedel is a story craftsman of the highest order. He builds tales with characters you love and villains you love to hate, each with a struggle that takes them dangerously close to the line between good and evil. Who will live, who will die … who will cross the line and who will hold true? Every book by Wedel is a road on the map of human trials with hairpin turns at high speed and moments of zen at cruising speed in the dark. I wouldn’t miss a thing.