Conflict in the Beautiful City is a Christian fiction piece focusing on characters' spiritual evolution and growth. In Cedar Falls, readers learn of cults, demons, and characters with suspenseful plot twists. Readers follow Beenie, Buck and others in an oppressed town as young men experience the power of the Holy Ghost. Through gaining a deeper spiritual awakening, Buck and others see how miracles are performed, and learn that the power of God can trump the oppressive nature of evil; dark souls are saves from damnation, and memorable characters and events create a reading that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Author Phillip Smith writes with attention to detail, transporting you to the corners of suspense, bringing each character to life. He creates a reading with cinematic overtones, captivating you with emotional displays from the depth of characters' growth and spiritual maturity that you'll find inspiring.