Dan La Fave
Nationally acclaimed personal injury defense attorney and former Marine turned independent author, Dan La Fave, founded Prodigal Son Publishing in 2020 to promote "clean reads" Christian fiction. Through his company, Dan strives to encourage virtue through books that entertain readers with suspenseful and adventurous stories.
In his debut novel, Sovereign Evils, a legal thriller set in the Black Hills, Dan taps into his vast reservoir of experience with the location and the law to present a compelling tale of personal tragedy, corruption, vigilante justice, valor and, ultimately, redemption. Having grown up in the Black Hills and practiced law throughout the country for more than a quarter century, Dan is uniquely qualified to weave this unforgettable story.
When battle-scarred Marine-turned-lawyer Rod Strong joins a small firm in Deadwood, South Dakota, little does he suspect that he’ll soon be cast on the front line in the war on drugs. Yet an e-mail by a whistleblower at the repurposed Homestake Gold Mine reveals a concealed opioid production facility almost a mile underground that puts him and his associates in the line of fire of those running the operation. After the woman he loves gets abducted, can Strong stop the syndicate’s enforcer from killing her?
Strong subsequently discovers a private prophecy revealed to a Jesuit priest by legendary Oglala Lakota Chief Red Cloud on his deathbed. Could Strong be the one meant to fulfill it by restoring sacred Black Hills land to the Oglala Lakota and giving hope to those consigned to life on the Pine Ridge reservation? To do so would take tens of millions of dollars he doesn’t have. Yet, providentially, the assets of the drug syndicate come under his control—along with the shocking discovery of the mastermind behind it.
Will divine intervention enable Strong to overcome seemingly impossible odds?