From the back cover: "Having lost his secure job with the government, Ezra Riley has to find a way to make the ranch pay for itself. And when an old friend he hasn't seen since 1972 shows up, Ezra faces a new crisis that challenges his faith. He must come to terms with his old traveling companion, as well as a released inmate sworn to revenge and a pastor who has lost his sense of purpose. Will Ezra be wise enough to discern truth from lies, character from charisma?
This stunning sequel to 'The Breaking of Ezra Riley' explores Ezra's rebellious past, and his uncertain future as a Montana rancher. Leaving the Land brings to life the real West of a modern cowboy - from its rugged beauty to the hardy spirits of men and women who fight to build a lasting heritage for their families." 245 pages, 28 chapters.
Excerpt: "Ezra could see the shirt glisten, not just from the sequins, but from the sweat soaking through. Jubal Lee, too, was a two-shirter.
'I call on you like a blast from a trumpet. I call on those of you who want fresh fire in your lives. Come forward now. Come stand at this altar and raise your hands to the living God and break the old vesses that the new one might be filled with new wine. Come. All of you who are thirsty, come."