Wow. What a good story. At first it was a little tough because of the dialect in which it was written, but once I got the hang of it, it was very apparent that this is exactly the "voice" it needed to be in. Young Ronny Gentry, through no fault of his own, is taken hostage by bank robbers. After being in their company awhile he starts to turn to their way of life. Being inside his head really helps you see how sin can slowly creep into our lives without our realizing. As Ronny travels from his little boring town of Blytheville to the wicked city of Jericho, in search of his father who abandoned the family years ago, he comes across some godly people who try to redeem him. Ultimately, Ronny is faced with a huge decision on his own; whether to continue in his life of crime, or return home where it may be boring, but where his life will be put back on the right track. Read the book! You need to take this trip with him. I look forward to reading more from Steven J. Carroll.