The sound of approaching marching Roman feet strike terror in one small village. Is Saul, the town elder shielding a murderer. A Roman soldier was killed, but why is the Roman Centurian so sure the killer is from the village, or being hidden there? If the killer isn’t handed over the men of the town will be lined up, and decimated. (That means 1 in 10 killed, not all of them)
Joshua is the suspected man, but he has been out of town on business. Can he be intercepted before he returns, and warned? Joshua is found at the Masters feet. What is the command that is given? Greater love has no man, but to lay down his life for another? Will Joshua be able to prove his innocence? Even if he can’t it bothers him that others might be killed because of him.
Back in the town, men are being lined up and counted off. Will Joshua make it back in time? Will truth win the day, or does the Roman centurion already have his mind made up, and only wants facts that fits into his version of it? Why did Joshua have the Roman short sword, and murder weapon in his possession? Taking a brave stand in love ensures military justice, and that peace is restored to a quiet little town.