The Third Woe

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The Third Woe
Book Two of The Third Peril Trilogy
by L. P. Hoffman

$14.95 MSRP
The second book of a modern-day, epic-suspense trilogy about faith and providence
in times of cultural upheaval and national insecurity. 
Much has changed in the nearly six-and-one-half years since the Third Peril struck at the very heart of America. A new worldview has the president taking the USA in a different direction. Imagine a surprising paradigm for a counter-culture movement. People are supporting nationalism over globalism, espousing freedom of religion instead of political correctness, advocating for truth and justice over victimhood. It's an upside down world. What was formerly the moral majority—those who value faith, liberty, self determination, and justice—is now in the minority and fighting for their rights. In The Third Woe, a small cadre of people are beginning to rethink all the "progress" that has been foisted upon the populace since the war. But, which vision for America will prevail?

Shadow of the Piper--An Award-Winning Novel

Shadow of the Piper has won Foreward Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction-Religious.

Shadow of the Piper has been named a Finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Contest for two categories--best General Fiction/Novel (under 80,000 words) and best Second Novel.

Here is what Midwest Book Review says about the Shadow of the Piper:
The allure of a the Piper's tune is often too good to be true. "Shadow of the Piper" is a novel about a troubled teenager trying to find her way, only she gains the attention of those who don't have the best intents for her. Coming to the town of Hamlin, Montana, the well known legend of the Pied Piper is twisted for a new day. "Shadow of the Piper" is an enticing addition to any contemporary fiction collection.”
--Midwest Book Review, April 2013 Small Press Bookwatch

The Third Peril Reviews and Book Trailer

“The Third Peril is a novel that merges elements of historical fiction and contemporary suspense. In 1777, as he fought and suffered to win freedom for the fledgling nation of America, General George Washington received a divine revelation at Valley Forge: ‘Three great perils will come upon this nation,’ and ‘The Third Peril will be the worst.’ The first two great trials were destined to be the Revolutionary War and the Civil War; in the modern day, a terrible shadow looms. Influenced by a profound premonition, five-year-old Connor Hays, son of the Chief Economic Advisor to the President, warns that ‘War is coming to America!’ But will anyone listen to a child, let alone believe him? Re-examining the underpinnings of crises that can topple powerful nations, The Third Peril is a page-turner to the very end. Also highly recommended are author L. P. Hoffman's previous novels, ‘The Canaan Creed’ and ‘Shadow of the Piper’.”
--Midwest Book Review, June 2013, Small Press Bookwatch

A Sampler of Goodreads reviews:
  • "This is, I promise you, a book for our times."
  • "And it was awesome!"
  • "...this book IS a winner."
  • "Definitely worth checking out!"
  • "Totally sucked me in."
  • "Loved this book!!!"  
  • "It was beautifully written."

Virginia Festival of the Book Invites L. P. Hoffman

L. P. Hoffman will be participating in the 19th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA. She will feature her new novel--Shadow of the Piper--on March 22 & 23, 2013, during the Crime Wave Events at the festival.

The Virginia Festival of the Book, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is the largest gathering of authors, writers, and readers in the Commonwealth, and, indeed, the Mid-Atlantic region.

THE CANAAN CREED--What Others are Saying

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L. P. Hoffman Interviewed on the Lars Larson Radio Show Live at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, NV

The Canaan Creed Wins "2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award" eBook Fiction CategoryThe Canaan Creed by L. P. Hoffman is now available in eBook formats for all eBook readers, including Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, i-Pad, Sony, and MobiPocket readers. You can buy the eBook, or an eBook Combo (includes an autographed by author paperback), at, or get an eBook at or

L. P. Hoffman Interview on Live @ 9, WREG-TV, Memphis, TN, March 16, 2010
First Edition Reviews

"When a riveting story overlaps with hunting and conservation, we couldn't really pass it up. The Canaan Creed also makes that easier, since we couldn't put it down."
American Hunter Facebook, Editor-in-Chief, J. Scott Olmsted, January 2010

“L.P. Hoffman combines a compelling page-turning yarn coupled with first-rate reporting on the tactics and twisted ethics that can drive radical environmentalists to criminal activity. The characters are well drawn, the dialog is savvy, and the story line is as close as tomorrow’s news.”
— Dan Miller, Publisher/Executive Vice President, The Heartland Institute

"'If God be for us who can be against us?’ The Apostle Paul wrote those words in his letter to the church of Rome (Romans 8:31); it’s not hard to envision them as the tacit heart of The Canaan Creed, a novel by L. P. Hoffman that weaves together an intricate tale about environmentalism gone awry. Her riveting tale follows the Fischers, a Wyoming family working as outfitters, cafĂ© owners, lumberjacks, and Anna O’Neil, a wildlife biologist at the forefront of the reintroductions of the gray wolf in the Rocky Mountain West. Anna begins to wonder. What she finds will shock you, as it is all too real."
— J. Scott Olmsted, Editor in Chief, American Hunter Magazine, September 2009

“When one of one's own pack is downed, people travel great distances to set things right. ‘The Canaan Creed’ follows wolf biologist Anna O'Neil, who must return to Maine to investigate the death of her father while she was far away. The emergence of a strange document sets her search upside down. Author L.P. Hoffman crafts an engaging mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. As such, "The Canaan Creed" is fine reading and highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, Volume 8, Number 4, April 2009“

"This is a story that hunters, conservationists and environmentalists as well as every day citizens need to read. This book should be required reading for environmental science programs across the country. The moral of the story is to learn and understand all sides of the situation and do not blindly follow the path of any organization. The story is very well developed, well written and will maintain a place on my book shelf for years to come!"
— Kevin C. Paulson,

“L.P. Hoffman’s new novel, The Canaan Creed, tells an engaging story with a plot that questions the validity of global warming research and firmly places the “black hats” on environmental fanatics. The author embroiders her story with references to the benefits of silviculture, unsavory aspects of the release of wolves in Wyoming, and valuable tactics for survival in the wild. The reader accompanies the protagonist, Anna O’Neill, as she learns hidden truths about the environmental movement. Through suspense and mystery, Hoffman offers her readers a perspective on the environment rarely found in fiction or non‐fiction. The book can be ordered from the author at “
— Safari Club International, Litigation Newsletter, May 2009 Vol. III, No. 2

The Canaan Creed does an excellent job of sucking you in with a mystery while pointing out how some environmental groups have an agenda that goes beyond protecting wildlife. I found The Canaan Creed to be a very interesting tale of how overzealous do-gooders can ultimately bring about harm. It shows that, even if you believe in respecting plants and animals, you shouldn’t blindly throw your support behind a group who claims to be ‘green.’ The mystery itself holds up very well. Anyone who picks it up will have a hard time putting it down.
— Lee Pulaski, Lake Powell Chronicle, February 4, 2009

“Scaling the heights of suspense, The Canaan Creed concludes on solid ground with a better understanding of a timely topic—environmentalism.”
— Marge Swayne, Farmville Herald, February 20, 2009

Pre-Press Reviews

“This is a provocative page-turner telling its story from a perspective not often found in modern fiction. This book's well-drawn characters and suspenseful plot ensures that it cannot be pigeonholed by political or social philosophy. However, Americans need to heed the moral of the story, lest we find ourselves in an untenable situation. I really enjoyed the book and I'm already looking forward to the next one from L.P. Hoffman!”
— Craig Manson, Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior

“L.P. Hoffman knows the West intimately and evokes issues with sure-footed familiarity.”

“The Canaan Creed weaves suspense, mystery and the dark side of environmental fanaticism together to create a page-turning story that keeps the reader hooked until the very end. The story connects the reader with the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, while exposing how many environmental zealots have turned the experience into a nature-worshipping religion, and others exploit the movement for personal profit and power. While the book is far from being anti-environment, it clearly defines how false environmental scare stories are often created or exaggerated to advance an anti-human agenda which is penetrating our public schools and federal agencies. In the process, people’s lives are inevitably harmed and all too often destroyed.”
— Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D., President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc.

THE CANAAN CREED—A story that needs telling

This book is a keyhole view into a culturally relevant and emotionally charged issue. Radical environmentalism is on the march across America, leaving a wide swath of collateral damage. People are suffering--their voices often silenced by an agenda that omits humankind from the ecological equation.

From helping to organize a grassroots environmental group near Yellowstone National Park to the insight gained when my husband served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, I have witnessed the extremes of radical environmentalism. It is my hope that those who read THE CANAAN CREED will be inspired to weigh the facts, embrace cooperative conservation, and never stop seeking the TRUTH!
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