This comic novel is set in the mind-blowing nineteen-sixties. Tex Parsons travels to California to rescue his cousin Jillian from a cult that indulges in sexual and religious practices that he fears will threaten not only her chastity but her very soul. Unfortunately for Tex, while hunting down cousin Jillian he encounters the ravishing Conchita—a temptress who severely tests both his own soul and his Christian marriage. Conchita is not the whole story, however: in other adventures, Tex discovers gold in the Sierra Nevada, kidnaps Cousin Jillian, sparks a melee or two, takes on the love cult’s guru in a boxing match, and preaches a rousing fire-and-brimstone sermon to the stoned cultists. This hilarious, multi-layered novel features many corkscrew twists and more than a few hairpin turns.