Prayer for the Devil
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Luke Miller has devoted his life to the Catholic faith. But when his brother is brutally murdered, the Old Testament promise of an eye for an eye begins to overshadow his oath to forgive the enemy. As the shepherd lost in a freefall of vengeful temptation, Luke risks his faith, his family, and even his soul to uncover the truth about his brother's killer.
numbers, you could tell me who they belonged to?” He wasn’t fooling the detective. “I could, but that doesn’t mean I will.” Luke held his breath as Romo continued, “Why don’t we meet? How about this afternoon?” Thrilled to have his help, Luke quickly agreed. “No problem. Where?” The detective immediately responded, “It has to be someplace where we won’t be recognized.” “OK, four o’clock at the old cemetery on Tremont Street. I’ll see you there.” LUKE WALKED TO THE door of the impressive row
I can ask.” “Let’s find him now. Where do we look?” “Nah, we won’t find him now. He said he wouldn’t be around for a few days. But I promise I’ll keep looking for him.” Luke quickly jotted down his name, address, and phone number on a piece of paper. “Please, you have to convince this man to talk to me. It’s extremely important.” Feeling a need to tell Luke his story, the gray-haired man stepped forward and introduced himself. “I’m John Daly. I’ve been living in the park for about a year. I
the gates, Luke walked over and introduced himself. “I’m Luke Miller. Very nice to meet you.” The weather-beaten man stared at the house and responded, “The church must be paying pretty good these days, Father.” Luke smiled. “This was my brother’s house.” Turning to face Luke for the first time, he extended his calloused hand. As he came into full sight, Luke saw the jagged scar on the left side of his face. It ran from just above his eyebrow to his chin and looked like he had stitched it
deliberately asked, “So, if I called this number from my cell phone, there’s a chance that my phone number was transmitted to somewhere else in the world, like Riyadh?” “Definitely yes.” BACK AT THE HOUSE, Luke logged on to the computer to check flights to Riyadh. Scanning the British Airways site, he reviewed his options. The next flight that still had availability took off from Boston’s Logan airport at 8:15 a.m. and landed in Riyadh at 6:00 a.m. the following day, a total flight time of
you.” They agreed that they should be safe on the boat for the night, and they hoped they would be hearing from Romo in the morning. When John stood to go, Luke said, “Why don’t you stay with us tonight?” John declined and added, “I’m supposed to meet with someone who might want to lease Aaron’s office first thing in the morning. I want to make sure it’s clean before they arrive.” John bent down to pet Justice, who was sleeping on the floor, then shook hands with Vincent and Luke before