To FBI senior agent, JOE MAC ADAMS, the Atonement Killer is a psychopath who scrawls the word in blood across his victims' torsos, but to rookie cop, JOLENE DYKES, he is a routine vice sting gone terribly wrong.
Polygamist trucker NARVEL LAFFERTY is given a mission by his cult's prophet to save fifty souls. Unable to persuade his marks to convert voluntarily--either by baptism or marriage--into his communal family, Narvel turns to "blood atonement," an obscure doctrine whereby the souls of grievous sinners may be saved by spilling their blood and baptizing their corpses.
Held prisoner in Narvel's sleeping cab, Jolene must play along until her police self-defense skills help her break free. While on medical leave Jolene obsessively pursues her kidnapper alone across Interstate 40, weaving together the clues to his identity with the aid of her alcoholic cop/boyfriend, DALE DILDAY.
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About the Author
Daniel Koehler is the author of four novels, "Flyover Country" (2004), "The Sleeping Cab" (2006), "Unbankerly Behavior" (2008), and "Splitting Washington" (2010). His short pieces have appeared in The Best of Tales From the South, The Birmingham Arts Journal, New Works Review, BareBack Magazine, Inner Sins, The Rusty Nail, The Storyteller, The Harvard Bulletin, among others. Literary honors include finalist status in three international screenplay competitions and regional awards for his short stories. Prior to his writing career, he pursued professional interests in New York City. He has written software used extensively in the financial sector. He attended Leopold-Franzens Universität in Innsbruck, Austria, and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard.