Now in Print & eBook: Padre The Narrowing Path by Missouri Author Jennifer Leeper

Padre The Narrowing Path Back CoverBarking Rain Press announced the paperback and eBook release of the riveting Christian suspense novel, “Padre: The Narrowing Path” by Kansas City, Missouri author Jennifer Leeper.

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Russell Capshaw is a successful New York advertising executive who tries to stave off his mid-life crisis with an extended drug binge in the Far East. After treatment in a detox facility in Dublin, Ireland, he pays a visit to his estranged uncle, who has recently experienced a spiritual reversion to Catholicism—a faith that Russell himself left behind in childhood. Caught up in the spell of his uncle’s quiet devotion and the lush Irish landscape, Russell finds himself drawn to a new and very different life.

After joining the priesthood and taking the name Father John, he is sent to serve the parish of the Raramuri tribe in the canyons of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. There he learns that the tribesmen are being kidnapped by the local narcotrafficantes as forced labor for their drug fields. As the Raramuri leaders carry out raids on the drug camps to rescue their enslaved people, Father John strives to keep from getting involved by focusing on restoring the parish church and ministering to the people. But as the violence escalates, the lines between spiritual and worldly matters are stretched to the breaking point in a final, bloody showdown between the villagers and the narcotrafficantes.

Ask for “Padre: The Narrowing Path” at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, InkBok, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can click here to read the first four chapters for free.


BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC042060 — FICTION / Christian / Suspense
FIC030000 — FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
FIC056000 — FICTION / Hispanic & Latino

BIC Genre Codes:
FW/HRCC7 — Religious & Spiritual Fiction (Roman Catholic)
FF — Thriller/Suspense

LCCN: 2014939104

Trade Paperback (142 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-942295-03-8
ISBN-10: 1-941295-03-7
Retail Price: $10.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-04-5
ISBN-10: 1-941295-01-0
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram