In the shadow of the
Mormon Church, a nineteenth-century conspiracy is about to be shattered by a
twenty-first-century forensic artist.
In 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of
militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty
people were murdered, including unarmed men, women, and children. The Mountain
Meadows Massacre remains controversial to this day—but the truth may be written
on the skulls of the victims.
When renowned forensic artist Gwen Marcey is recruited to
reconstruct the faces of recently unearthed victims at Mountain Meadows, she
isn’t expecting more than an interesting gig … and a break from her own hectic
But when Gwen stumbles on the ritualized murder of a young
college student, her work on the massacre takes on a terrifying new aspect, and
research quickly becomes a race against modern-day fundamentalist terror.
As evidence of a cover-up mounts—a cover-up spanning the
entire history of the Mormon Church—Gwen finds herself in the crosshairs of a
secret society bent on fulfilling prophecy and revenging old wrongs.
Can a forensic artist reconstruct two centuries of
suppressed history … before it repeats itself?
In A Cry from the Dust,
Carrie Stuart Parks utilizes her own background as a celebrated, FBI-trained
forensic artist to blend fact and fiction into a stunning mystery. Download and start listening now!