I got word this week that my new book, Sacrificial Lam, will be released March 3rd. It’s my first genre novel, a mystery/thriller set in academia. The protagonist, Lam Corso, is a liberal English professor teaching at a small, conservative religious college. To anyone who knows me, this may sound a little familiar. In fact, anyone who has been associated with the college I taught at for 35 years might just recognize the setting and maybe a character or two in the novel.
Here’s the back cover blurb: When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at work, he laughs it off. A liberal activist at a small Southern conservative college, he’s used to stirring up controversy on campus. It’s just part of the give and take of life. Even when violently attacked, Lam is convinced it must be a mistake. He can’t imagine anyone who would want to kill him for his beliefs.
When his home is broken into and his wife’s business vandalized, Lam is forced to face the truth. His wife—a passionate anti-gun crusader—is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house for protection. The police can’t find a single lead. Left to their own devices, Lam and Susan are forced to examine their marriage, faith, and values in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into action by his own set of beliefs.
What will it cost to survive?