Crossing the Cult is the second book of Carl Douglass's McGee
series. Devon Michael Carlisle joins The Only True Church of Christ
with his family when he is fifteen-years-old and lives in the
bizarre polygamous world of Heart of Eden, Wyoming. The young man
is a true believer, and a very bright mathematician and accountant
who handles the church's accounts in New York City. For the
maturing young man who begins to see the world outside the
cloisters of his tight-knit religious group, a little knowledge is
a dangerous thing. Devon obtains a prodigious lot of knowledge,
including such things as evidence that the patriarchs of the faith
have been hiding the details of their transactions in the stock
marketÑincluding green mail activity and inappropriate short
sales--formation of dummy corporations, and accounts in the name of
church members who have no idea what transactions are taking place.
The revelation for Devon is that billions of dollars are amassing
in the coffers of the elite elders of The Only True Church. The
evidence and Devon's concerns deepen enough for him to seek the
help of McGee and Associates. That leads to Devon becoming a
whistleblower; McGee's partner, Caitlin becoming an illegal hacker
and forensic accountant; and the FBI launching no-knock raids on
businesses. Finally Devon and his sister Ruth become defectors.
Life becomes reprisals, arson, murder, and vengeance. Around the
brother and sister some get rich; some get poor; and some get dead.
McGee is in the vortex of the action every minute.