From the back cover:
"They came together at the Willows.
"There by the riverside grave of his twin sister, Marc-Anthony met Brother Leaf, a soft-spoken man blessed with the awesome power to perform miracles. Cure the sick. . . Heal the crippled. . . Raise the dead. . .
"Marc Anthony became his most devoted disciple, and Brother Leaf rewarded his family with wondrous gifts. Love, for his lonely mother. Faith, for his arrogant father. Passion for his beautiful sister.
"Soon everyone came to Brother Leaf., for they believed he was a prayer come true. . . until the night of horror. Until the night when the miracles didn't work and the killing wouldn't stop."
Disciple is a fun, fast-read
thriller about a family whose peril comes into being in the form a quiet young
man whose underlying faith is more manipulative and dangerous than his uttered ideals and
pursuits. There are few, if any surprises, in this tidy and well-written novel
but that is not necessarily a bad thing if you keep your expectations modest
and realistic about this effective tale of religious obsession, lies and other
aspects of human darkness.