He Led Us Into the Wilderness and Spoke To Us by Charles R. Bernard
In the jungles of Vietnam, Dickie Rutledge bled to fight communism. In the jungles of Guyana, under the watchful eyes of the Reverend Jim Jones, he worked to build Jonestown, a communist utopia. All along, death followed him.
He spends an unforgettable night with Bill, a being who is far less human than he seems, and tells him his story. From San Francisco to Port Kaituma, the A Shau Valley to an eerie space between worlds, Dickie walks Bill through his story. In return, Bill takes the storyteller on a ride to the limits of murder, religious ecstasy, and depravity.
He Led Us Into the Wilderness and Spoke to Us weaves earthly and unearthly powers into a tale where historical fiction meets cosmic horror. Devotion and mass death are explored as threads in a vast tapestry of malign power, one which lurks just beyond the bloody veil of the real.