Stranger in the NightLarge Print - 2009
In the dead of night, there's a knock on the door at Haven, an inner-city youth center in St. Louis. A refugee family - frightened, tired and hungry - seeks shelter.
Freshly returned from Afghanistan, former marine sergeant Joshua Duff takes on the mission. He recruits aid worker Liz Wallace, but she has some pointed questions for Joshua. Like why a Texan with an oil magnate for a father is working at Haven. And why a man who fears nothing, including vicious gang violence, seems terrified of opening up to her. Joshua will have to call on not just his training - but his faith - to protect Liz and Haven. But the most dangerous threat lurks much closer than they realize.
"Palmer knows how to write about a sensitive subject with wisdom and kindness." - Romantic Times