Mills, Sam. The viper within.

Author:Larsen, Ashleigh
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

MILLS, Sam. The viper within. Random House, Knopf. 304p. c2008. 978-0-375-84465-2. $16.99. S A

When his seemingly devout father leaves the family for a worldly woman, Jon seeks something other than his father's faith to believe in. That's when he finds Jeremiah--a slightly older teenager who has all the answers to Jon's questions. Jon becomes a follower of Jeremiah's newly found religion, the Brotherhood of the Hebetheus, and prepares himself to kidnap a terrorist as part of his initiation into the faith. But things don't go exactly as planned. This first-person window into the functioning of a cult leaves nothing hidden from the reader's eyes. Jon, as well as the reader, wonders what is really right, and why bringing peace to the world involves the potential murder of an...

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