A suspense-filled novel of new faith and its implications for law and justice, life and freedom
Millicent Manning Hollander, 52, is a liberal justice on the United States Supreme Court. She is, in fact, the deciding vote for a 5-4 liberal majority on major cases. The liberal establishment counts on her vote. Even more so now that several contentious cases -- including some involving religious freedom and a case challenging Roe v. Wade -- are on their way to the high court.
One night Millicent nearly dies in an automobile accident. During this crucial time she has a vision -- of something very real and very terrifying -- of something like hell itself. As she is recovering, this vision haunts her and Millicent, a long-time agnostic, begins to take the first tentative steps on a spiritual journey.
She hides this quest from her colleagues and close friends, but when she meets Jack Holden, the new pastor of her abandoned childhood church, she is drawn to his sharp intellect and refreshing humility.
Jack explains to her that becoming a citizen of the Kingdom of God changes everything. One night, under a beautiful sky, Millicent feels the force of God's presence and gives her life to Christ. But someone has been watching. When she returns to Washington she suddenly becomes the enemy of those threatened by her new faith. Her conversion draws accusations of incompetence and sets in motion impeachment proceedings. Will her new-found faith be able to withstand the pressure?
In this fascinating new novel, best-selling author James Scott Bell combines his law degree and study of creative writing with his experience as both an actor and a trial lawyer to create a suspenseful,character-driven story simmering on the moral hot spots of today's Christian world.