One of my favorite authors is Steve Hamilton, who has departed from the familiar environs of Paradise, Michigan (the Alex McKnight series), to tackle the tough, unflinching story of a young boy who becomes a genius at opening locks.
Under the banner of heaven is neither new nor in the news. But it is eye-opening. John Krakauer endeavors to put the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the 1984 murders of Brenda Lafferty and her infant daughter, Erica, into the religious context that influenced the crimes. Along the way, Krakauer digs deep into current and past Mormon events and teachings, both mainstream and fundamentalist, but mostly the fundamentalists.