Banned from their home in the Navajo Nation in Arizona as a result of their disobedience to their parents, Eliza and Alex Trellis work hard to build a new life for themselves and their two sons. Although life is a daily struggle, the boys grow up relatively happy and healthy—until the oldest son Cameron starts to become envious of his younger brother Austin, who seems to have more advantages than he does. Austin is deemed gifted and talented as a child and put on the fast track in school, then, when the two brothers play in a rock band, he becomes a solo star, and ultimately he marries the girl his brother first loved. Jealous that his brother seems to unfairly gain the attention of their parents, the accolades of the world and the love of his girl, Cameron seeks to find justice and get rid of his brother once and for all.
Based on the Bible story of Cain and Abel in the Book of Genesis, The Jealous Son is part drama, part murder mystery…a story that begs the questions of how a broken family can possibly piece itself back together once tragedy strikes and all seems lost, how one can rise above grief and despair to find hope and forgiveness, and whether God is still in the midst despite it all.