Pieces of Justice is a tale on the move that continues the adventures of Deacon Coburn and company which began in Days of Purgatory. The everlasting conflict between good and evil weaves its way through the storyline to a stunning conclusion awash in an array of natural and supernatural elements.
A mosaic of subplots dovetails into the overarching theme. A brassy woman with a mysterious past is on a cross-country mission to find Deacon Coburn, and she keeps her intentions hidden. Times are changing, which has a rakish gambler immersed in nostalgia, while a world traveler revisits Dodge City. Lives and perspectives are altered when a beloved mother and friend gets sick and dies. A River Brethren woman is overwhelmed by melancholia that is exacerbated by spiritual abuse. There are also revelations about characters that increase the intrigue.
Through it all, words of encouragement from Whitey Fitzgerald to a grieving boy provide a framework of truth: “Let me tell you something about hurting, boss. Hurting has no end. We get some faith and healing and distance enough to kick the past to the past, but nevertheless, we carry every scar until jubilee day when the Lord calls us home to glory.”