Retired General Charles Redmond has a plan for post-war Culpeper, but will it all come undone by those who seek to thwart his efforts and bring about chaos through escalating violence fueled by fear and hate? Enemies in the Gate is the sequel to the much loved Paths of Peace and Words Heard in Silence.
It’s a time of upheaval following the end of the Civil War inCulpeper, Virginia. The town is under military rule, but Retired General Charlie Redmond, with the help of his wife Rebecca, has a plan to transform Culpeper back to its pre-war prosperity. For the Redmonds, it’s an unstable time in American history. Theirchallenges include raising five adopted children in a world that has been transformed. New foes arise in the guise of the Ku Klux Klan, which seeks to wreak havoc with the Negro population with escalating threats and violence. Charlie and Rebecca are determined to help Culpeper return to prosperity, but theft, harassment, and murder are just some of the roadblocks that are hindering the progress.