Author: Darrell James
Published: September 8, 2011 by Midnight Ink
Series Name: A Del Shannon Novel
Main Character: Del Shannon, Silas Rule, Frank Falconet
As a smart and determined field operative for Desert Sands Covert in Tucson, Arizona, Del Shannon has earned a reputation for being nearly invincible at tracking down missing persons. Ironically, the only person Del has never been able to locate is the mother she's never known.
Meanwhile, the Feds are investigating a compound run by religious leader Silas Rule in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. The first undercover agent sent to the clannish community has gone missing, and Del is recruited when the FBI discovers that her father owns an abandoned property in the area. She partners with ATFE agent Frank Falconet, a New Yorker who's battling his own demons. As she and Frank go undercover, Del has a second agenda: discover if Silas Rule and the secretive Nazareth Church he commands hold the key to her mother's past.