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"Doc" Madison, gentleman crook and high-class, polished con-man, finds out about a certain healer called Patriarch, who heals people of his small town with the power of faith. He gathers the group of con artist and they come up with a plan to collect many scamming locals, and their faith healing fraud quickly becomes very lucrative. But things don't go exactly the way they were intended, and the crooks are about to experience a true miracle. Frank Lucius Packard (1877 -1942) was a Canadian novelist best known for his Jimmie Dale mystery series. As a young man he worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing a series of railroad stories and novels. Packard also wrote number of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale, a wealthy playboy by day and a fearless crime fighter by night. Jimmie Dale novels brought the idea of a costume and mask for hero's secret identity, and also established the concept of a hero's secret hideout or lair.