"Pay the Devil" chronicles that after a tragedy, life continues on, often with pain, anxiety, anger, and the need for strength and commitment to survive. Anna, the young Amish farm wife, must find a way to overcome her grief and despair after the ritualised murder of her husband by the Amish Church's unchecked Elders. Michelle is a young Mennonite professional lady struggling with her lesbianism in a church and society that will tolerate nothing that is "different." Sharon is an up-and-coming marketing professional, an "English" outsider, that comes to idyllic Lancaster County, PA, simply to do business with Michelle. The three ladies are thrown into a vortex of the religious cult and all the havoc that this has created, and together find that the pain and suffering does not simply stop. The story, begun in "Dark Angel Amish", exposes the fallacies of the tourist marketing program that show the Plain People as a simple, devout, humble farming community. In real life, evil not only exists, but abounds in the community in ways that modern romance novels and reality TV shows fail to grasp. The strengths of the three main characters are tested to their limits, and they must reach deep into their stock of courage to triumph.