Salt Works, Paperback, 9781934080016, 270pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
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Mr. Inside is a fictional, fast-paced suspense documentary of how one man, through circumstances beyond his control, comes face-to-face with his interior enemy. Mr. Inside is a metaphor, pointing to that bitter place in our hearts where we live in fear and anger, holding the sovereign God responsible for life's unjust events. The novel is evangelical and is targeted toward adult believers who have backslidden close friends or family members that have a degree of hostility about having been brought up in a Christian home. In 1947, brothers Gustov and Andy Miller witness the traumatic event of their missionary/pastor parents being brutally slaughtered by a Kenyan witchdoctor. The young boys return to America, drift apart, and each enters adulthood carrying the memories and scars of that fateful event. By the early 1970s Dr. Gustov Miller, now an internationally renown scholar of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History, has developed a keen sense of solving ancient mysteries and has established his own company called Lost & Found International. He runs his company with only two employees, his assistant, a lovely Christian woman, Miss Beatrix Peeters and James Morrison, his Mr. Outside, who finds himself in life-threatening situations while searching for lost or stolen artifacts, under the remote direction of Dr. Miller who keeps himself tightly secluded inside his mansion. Suddenly, uninvited guests violate Gus control center, demanding that a certain valuable, ancient parchment be surrendered. The action-packed story-line includes Gus and Jim being hounded by scoundrels, beaten, and thrown off a moving passenger train all while risking death in their quest to rescue a kidnapped friend. The invisible hand of God is seen in riveting clarity as it affects the lives of the characters. A page-turner, Mr. Inside entertains, engages, and impacts the reader in unexpected ways.