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368 pages
Mar 2005
Tyndale House Publishers

Storm Gathering: Prequel To The Splitting Storm

by Rene Gutteridge

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Storm Gathering is a taut thriller with so much going on that, once you start reading, you won’t be able to look away.

Mick, the trouble younger brother who is always the rebel, finally gets himself in so deep he has to turn to big brother Aaron for help. Aaron, a cop and a Christian who despairs of Mick ever amounting to anything, is there with his support and love, which only makes Mick resent him more.

When evidence links Mick to a woman’s disappearance, he can only remember flashes of how he came to wake up, hung over, in her apartment. Aaron, not content with the investigation which seems to be focusing on Mick, works the case alone and gets in trouble for the first time in his very straight life.

Mick, never a solid citizen, makes things worse for himself at every turn. As Mick runs from his trouble, he also finds himself running from God. Aaron’s faithfulness, so long an irritant to Mick, is now the only rock he has to cling to. And when he’s cut off from Aaron, Mick needs to decide how far he’s willing to fall before he’ll reach out to a loving God.

Gutteridge takes readers for a thrill ride on this one. There are undercurrents and mysterious strangers; there’s an obsessive compulsive detective who’s so weird he’s scary--but this cop always gets his man; there are brothers fighting over a woman who, once she got mad, may have pushed someone too far. – Mary Connealy, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

An unexplained murder . . .
A life spiraling out of control . . .
A wall of evidence mounting against an innocent man . . .

When Mick Kline awakens in a woman’s empty apartment, he has no idea how his life is about to change. Suddenly he is the prime suspect in a murder case. And his estranged brother may be his only link to the truth.

As Mick runs from the police—and his past—he finds himself entangled in the dangers of life on the run. Only God knows the truth. And only God can truly set him free. . . .