In a desperate battle between big business and big religion, Texas homicide detective Dan Reles must solve a murder�and save himself A rich stew of murder and corruption connects the state capital, the oil industry, and a powerful evangelical church as Michael Simon returns to the Austin Homicide Squad and Detective Dan Reles, featured in the acclaimed thrillers Dirty Sally and Body Scissors. Judah Cavanaugh, ejected from the Branch Davidians for excessive zeal, has entrenched herself at the estate of oil heiress and Republican kingmaker Suzanne Addison Wade. Suzanne has big plans for her political party�but Judah has plans for Suzanne, too. Meanwhile, ex-child star Faith Copeland is discovered murdered in her garage apartment, and the wrongful arrest of single mother Carla Ortiz has cast her thirteen-year-old son into Austin�s sinful streets. Left to fight through the mire is Senior Sergeant Dan Reles. Recently shrugged off by the woman he loves, he partners with Sergeant Cate Mora, a tough woman hiding a secret of her own. Sure to appeal to fans of James Ellroy, Little Faith is a gritty tale of exploitation, child abuse, and the battle between commerce and the religious right for the heart of America.