THE CAUSE OF DARKNESS blends history with fiction and encompasses a tragic time during the Civil War that residents of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia still call to this day ‘the burning.’ It tells the story of a 16 year-old boy named Teddy Miller who comes of age during this brutal time. Teddy’s single-minded quest to save his father from execution as a spy reads like a grand adventure, full of gun fights, horse chases and 19th century justice. There is even a beautiful Pinkerton detective who plays a major role in Teddy’s exploits. But nearly all the adult characters act solely in their own self-interest and few have Teddy’s welfare at heart. Teddy takes actions to save his father which have consequences that he cannot fully comprehend; and it is the consequences of these actions that drive the novel to its conclusion.
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