Interesting book. Renny Jacobson's father dies and only leaves him a box stating he will become a member of a secret company. The company has been in existance for many generations and Renny discovers it contains supernatural powers. He meets another new member Jo and they become interested in one another. Jo wants nothing to do with the company and attempts to get Renny to see the "Light" Good book. It contains lots of verses from the Bible.
If you are not familiar with this author (as I was not before reading this book) you should know that this book is written with a heavy focus on having a personal relationship with God. In fact, there was a big section in the middle of the book where the main plot is barely referenced.
Also included is a "real" battle between the forces of good and evil, where black magic goes up against ?the Holy Spirit? --I'm not even really sure.
I enjoyed the basics of the story (an investment covenant among families dating back to the Civil War), but just couldn't get into the way it was developed. I enjoy mystery/drama as I thought this book was, and I like biblical fiction and some spiritual reading, but I thought this was a weird mix of reading genres.
Robert Whitlow reminds me a lot of John Grisham. He's also a lawyer, and his stories are well written and interesting. This one is about a secret list that has existed since the Civil War for the purpose of growing a pool of money, but in foreign countries so it cannot be traced or taxed. Membership is passed down through the oldest male in each family. It follows one new member as he realizes the List is not as wonderful as it sounds.