Latter-Day Cipher (Paperback)

By Latayne C. Scott

Moody Publishers, 9780802456793, 370pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

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Description

When rebellious Utah socialite Kirsten Young is found murdered in Provo Canyon with strange markings carved into her flesh and a note written in a 19th Century code, questions arise about the old laws of the Mormon Church. Journalist Selonnah Zee is assigned the story, which quickly takes on a life of its own. Even before the first murder is solved, several more victims appear, each one more mysterious than the last. Meanwhile, Sedonnah is distracted by her mother's onset of Alzheimer's and her sudden attraction to the mysterious Salt Lake City police chief who is investigating the murder.

Adding to a slew of other distractions, Selonnah's cousin, Roger, has recently converted and is now a public spokesperson for the Mormon faith. But paradoxically, Roger's wife, Eliza, is struggling to hold onto the Mormon beliefs of her childhood. If something is really from God, she wonders, why does it need to be constantly revised? Could the murderer be asking the same questions? And most importantly, will they be able to stop him before he commits his biggest crime, taking out a Mormon landmark and dozens of sightseers?



About the Author

LATAYNE C. SCOTT was a faithful and happy Mormon for ten years, attending Brigham Young University on a writing scholarship and working as a staff member for two of BYUs weekly magazines. She is the author of 13 published books, including Latter-Day Cipher, The Mormon Mirage, Why We Left Mormonism and After Mormonism, What? She has also published articles, reviews and poems in secular magazines and in major Christian magazines. She is the recipient of Pepperdine Universitys Distinguished Christian Service Award for "creative Christian writing." She is a representational thinker and a full-time writer, living in New Mexico with her husband of 35 years, and has two married children. For more information, visit www.latayne.com and www.representationalresearch.com.
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