While the events that occurred as described in the book Shootout at Miracle Valley drew some media attention, the media mostly took one side of the story and ran with it. This book tells the other side to that story. It is the story of a sheriff and deputies that lived the mounting tensions over a three year period and the shootout to follow. It tells how they, and all involved, were betrayed by those with the power to help them, before and after October 23, 1983. But this is not a political slam—this book highlights the lessons we have to learn in order to avoid repeating them. Well written and concise, this book is a great look at fairly recent local history. --Stephanie
A little over one hundred years after the legendary shootout at the OK Corral, a radical South Chicago preacher named Frances Thomas moved to Miracle Valley, Arizona. She brought not only her congregation, but also a dangerous cocktail of fanaticism, faith healing, bigotry, and dynamite. Believing that God had called her to take over Miracle Valley, Pastor Thomas and her cult of followers set out to do just that -- with explosive results.