by James L. Clark

ISBN 978-0-557-07295-8

While suffering “ministerial burnout,” John Wesley Cain, an earthy, theologically unconventional Vietnam veteran, deals with the possible loss of his pastorate; problems with his son; a troubled teen-aged musician and his drunken Vietnam-vet father; hypocritical members of the church he pastors; and his own shortcomings and ambitions. He tries to save the marriage of a man and wife, both of whom have been unfaithful. Present in this matter is the intrigue surrounding a lawyer/legislator/bagman who is the operator in a kickback scheme perpetrated by casino operators interested in bringing riverboat gambling to the state.

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