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Serpent on the Cross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Virgil Hawkins gave up an Army career to return to his Tennessee homestead to run the family farm, a promise he made to his dying father. Hawkins becomes the pastor of a rural church which practices snake handling as part of its belief system. Hawkins continues the snake handling practices, much to the chagrin of his teenage son. Several church snakebite deaths result in a national controversy.