(From the publisher):
Once John Jordan gave up being a cop to join the clergy, he thought he had removed violence from his life for good. But now, as the chaplain of the toughest prison in the Florida Panhandle, he's witnessed the bloody death of inmate Ike Johnson, and he's being told, not asked, to assist in the investigation.
Outside the prision walls, the ghosts of his past haunt the dingy little trailer JJ now calls home. He doesn't regret having left a large church and demanding wife in Atlanta, and he's ready for female company-which arrives driving a one-ton FedEx delivery truck.
Balancing his personal life with the investigation, while keeping up with his responsibilities as pastor to a very errant flock, JJ descovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no action goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar. He soon finds his career, and even his life are at stake.
There's power in the blood all right, but will it ve the wonder-working power sung about in an old hymn?
Original title: Power in the Blood