Adam and Evia Langston had everything they ever wanted.
They were in love, they had three wonderful children, and
they'd worked hard and prospered financially such that they
lived in a large home in a tony suburb, drove nice cars,
wore designer clothes and enjoyed all the perks of their
lucrative jobs. But Adam has lost his job, and the life
they've been living now exists in dreams and empty wishes.
Just as their life begins to crumble under the weight of
financial pressures, Adam and Evia receive an offer valued
at five million dollars which could be the answer to their
prayers...if they are willing to meet its seemingly
A masterful storyteller, Victoria Christopher Murray weaves
a tale that will ring just a little too true for many. Adam
and Evia were living well. They did all the right things,
even saving money for a rainy day. But when one rainy day
leads to another and another, their savings dry up and the
couple is faced a home mortgage bigger than they can handle,
overdue bills, unpaid private school tuition and nursing
home payments, family members with their hands
out...financial scenarios all too common in today's
How many people wish someone would drop five million dollars
on them? Just what would they be willing to do to get that
money? This is the pivotal question that Murray uses to
explore spiritual truths about temptation, trusting God and
most of all, the objectives of the Devourer, as described in
many passages of the Bible but particularly John 10:10 and 1
Peter 5:8, which refer to the devil as one who seeks to
steal, kill, and destroy as he walks about the earth. The
story is reminiscent also of the age-old tale of Faust and
its many retellings.
Whether one subscribes to the Christian tenets or simply
views it as a morality tale, THE DEAL, THE DANCE, AND THE
DEVIL is a fast-paced page turner that will keep the reader
guessing and wondering just how Adam and Evia could consider
the deal, and then, after Murray twists the screws so
tightly that they are nailed to a cross of their own, the
reader will wonder how could they not.
THE DEAL, THE DANCE, AND THE DEVIL will leave many readers
feeling unsettled and thinking of their own circumstances
and just how much, or little, it would take for them to
enter into their own devilish deal.
High school sweethearts Evia and Adam loved each other for a
long time. Falling for each other quickly and at a young
age, they both vowed to make a faith-based life together
that is very different from the deprived state they lived in
as children. But when Adam loses his job in the wake of the
recession, the Langstons find themselves relying solely on
Evia's job as an executive assistant for income. With bills
heavily outweighing Evia's salary and a dwindling savings
account, they find themselves quickly drowning in financial
troubles and unable to support their family of five.
Evia and Adam have no idea what to do, until Evia's boss
Shay Shaunte makes a proposition that sends the Langstons
world spinning out of control. Shay Shaunte, the owner of a
multi-million dollar hair care enterprise is about to turn
fifty. There's one thing Shay Shaunte wants for her birthday
and only Evia can give it to her. Money is no object when
she makes Evia a proposition that at first seems easy to
refuse. But will temptation be too much to resist. Will the
Langstons choose their love of money over their love of God?
Just how far will they go to save their family?