Bible stories have captured imaginations for centuries--Daniel in the lion's den; Jonah and the whale; and the heroine of "The Scarlet Cord", Rahab the Harlot. When the famous walls of Jericho came tumbling down, Rahab and her family were the only survivors. Why? Because Rahab assisted the Hebrew spies in exchange for their promise of amnesty. Afterward, this woman with a past married well and became the ancestor of impressive monarchs including King David, Solomon the Wise, and the King of Kings Jesus Christ. The story of how that happened has not been passed down to us. However, "The Scarlet Cord" is a novel that speculates on how Rahab's remarkable story might have unfolded.