The Sixth Commandment

In the quiet town of Short Ridge, Kentucky, the commandments “Thou Shall Not Kill” and “Turn the Other Cheek” hold sway, guiding the moral compass of its inhabitants. Michael James, a devoted pastor tending to his small church nestled in the Appalachian foothills, lives by these principles. However, when Judd Simmons, a notorious local drug lord, turns on his own family, everything Michael holds dear is suddenly at stake.

Called upon to intervene, Michael finds himself facing a dilemma that tests the boundaries of his faith and convictions. The consequences of his involvement with Judd extend far beyond that fateful evening, plunging him into a perilous journey where darkness looms at every turn.

Amidst the chaos, Alycen Loveless, a determined journalist at The Outlook, rushes to the scene, driven by a relentless pursuit of truth and justice. As she delves deeper into the hidden secrets and lingering fears of the town, she becomes unexpectedly drawn to Michael, the compassionate pastor who risked everything that night. Their connection blossoms into an unlikely romance, but their love is overshadowed by a menacing presence that threatens their very lives.

Stalked, threatened, and relentlessly harassed, Michael and Alycen find themselves questioning whether their love can withstand the ever-present danger that surrounds them. Michael, torn between his commitment to non-violence and the need to protect those he cherishes, faces the agonizing decision of whether to take another man’s life.

In this gripping tale, faith and love intertwine with danger and suspense. Michael is pushed to his limits as he grapples with the weight of safeguarding his loved ones. The price of devotion, the power of redemption, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable odds are all explored in this captivating novel.

Embark on a heart-pounding journey through its pages, where the strength of one’s faith is tested, love is challenged, and sacrifices must be made. Witness the indomitable spirit that emerges when faced with adversity and discover the ultimate price one may have to pay to protect what truly matters.