Cross Current moves from the scientific to the spiritual, from the rational to the unexplainable. This is a story of fear, and the faith to overcome it.
Witnessing visions, a minister in a small southern town is seized by a mysterious disease. Joshua McDavid is a devout and powerful preacher, but there are unanswered questions in his past, and doubtful answers in his future. The faces he sees and the voices he hears are interpreted as hallucinatory, and he is sent to the finest clinic in the country for treatment.
But tests and medication cannot overcome McDavid’s belief that his illness has religious significance. The woman who loves him sets off to investigate Joshua’s past, to find if the disease might be divinely or genetically inspired.
Searching McDavid’s genealogy she journey’s through the American South, to Rome, and finally to Israel before answers begin revealing themselves. She follows his family back through seventeen generations and uncovers the horrible truth behind the series of generational suicides. But, as she discovers, even the solution to this puzzle may not save Joshua McDavid from himself or from the vicious infighting of the clinic staff.