The boy and his girlfriend, Amanda, had recently joined a religious retreat claled the Holy Temple of the Seven Trumpets.
A ride out to the place--a million-dollar piece of land sold to the cult's leader, Brother Grigsby, for a dollar--leads to the discovery of Amanda's naked and very dead body in a remote area of the compount...(back cover)
This was an alright book, but then again, mysteries aren't really my thing. It's a quick enough read, and you might like it better than I did. I just didn't relate particularly well to any of the characters. Such is life!
Milt Kovak has problems in his position as sheriff of Prophesy County. A dumb deputy, ex-wives, and now, 2 missing teens. Kidnapping or cult brainwashing? Or is ex-wife #2, whose son is one of the missing teens, overreacting? He'll figure it out and avoid entanglements with the ex-, mesquite trees, tall fences and angry bulls. A fun read!
Milt Kovak's string of bad luck with women is not something he likes to dwell upon. Especially now that the Prophesy County, Oklahoma sheriff is a happily married man and father of a toddler.But when ex-girl friend Laura Marshall calls outof the blue to announce that her eighteen-year-old son Trent is missing and asks for help finding him, Milt realizes it can't be a good thing, The boy and his girlfriend Amanda, had recently joined a religious retreat called the Holy Temple of the Seven Trumpets. Milt suspects the boy is hiding...or worse dead. Amanda's naked body is found so Milt puts to work his tried and true tactic of police detection : beating the bushes til something flies out--like a killer.