Behind the Veil by Dan E. L. Patch

“The invisible hand moved mysteriously among the members of First Community Church and struck Reverend Stephen Winthrop. The blow was meant solely for him, but it struck deeply into the inner circle of the church membership, though he would have preferred to suffer alone… The evidence appeared surreptitiously: a picture lying face upward in the path of Amelia Decker.”

Dan E. L. Patch began his public service as a patrolman in the Police Department of the City of Highland Park. Within fifteen years, personal qualifications brought him through the various ranks to the position of Chief of Police. A quarter of a century of faithful service gave a feeling of joy and explicit confidence to all citizens who respected the law and who liked to see it administered without fear or favor. Professional competence was attested by the honor conferred by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police when he was made their President for the years 1941-42. In later years he served as Chief of Police of Ypsilanti, Michigan. [source: J. McGill Reynar, Secretary of The Christian Business Men’s Committee of Detroit.]

Book Contents

  • Dedication
  • Because of Answered Prayer
  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • 1 The Beginning Of Trouble
  • 2 A Sinister Indictment
  • 3 The Harvest Of Sin
  • 4 An Evil Mind
  • 5 The Test Of Character
  • 6 Callouses Of Indifference
  • 7 Walking Into A Trap
  • 8 Unseen Enemies
  • 9 The Invisible Hand
  • 10 Termites Of Gossip
  • 11 A Sudden Change Of Heart
  • 12 More Precious Than Gold
  • 13 A Cast Off Branch
  • 14 The Dust Of Criticism
  • 15 An Important Meeting
  • 16 Hidden Fear
  • 17 Victory
  • 18 The Man Of Mystery
  • 19 Redeeming The Time
  • 20 A Broken Link
  • 21 Ghosts Of The Past
  • 22 A False Shadow
  • 23 Running The Gauntlet
  • 24 Furious Living
  • 25 The Court Drama
  • 26 Without A Pilot
  • 27 An Unforgettable Meeting
  • 28 Harvest Time

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
  • Updated v5.1: 2020-02-18 (Typos corrected.)