In Mercy in America, we find ourselves following the protagonist, Lane, as he embarks on a mission at the age of twelve from Joppa to find his father. The year is 1734 and Lane encounters many struggles during his quest, including slave traders, and he uses the power of prayer to help him survive throughout. The story is a rip-roaring tale that jumps from one adventure to the next as Lane fights to find his dad. Lane meets many new people, some friends, some foes, and he uses the power of the Lord to try to effect change in them all. Those with a strong Christian background will appreciate Lane's reliance on prayer and God's guidance during his trials and tribulations. This book is written in Biblical style.