Divining Rod opens with a shattering act of violence. Then the story abruptly shifts back in time to the day Simon Bell returns to his childhood home in Sherwood, Alabama, haunted by the deaths of his parents. It is a hot, unmoving summer day when he begins an affair with Delia Holladay. Delia is young, beautiful, and married. Their illicit liaison will bring about a final reckoning no one could have anticipated -- not Delia nor Simon nor Delia's husband, Sam, a teacher many years her senior who thought he knew all the history of the world ... until he met Delia. This major work by gifted writer Michael Knight is a moving exploration of the power of love and the consequences of betrayal.