A new religion has arisen (sorry) in parts of the United States. Almost immediately, factionalism and grabs for power lead to violence. I am sent in to learn about the religion and determine what can be done to stop the violence.
Here is the interesting part: Outside of the faithful, no one knows who the founder is or what is contained in the holy works, so I must infiltrate the group undercover to find out as much as I can. It turns out the Founder never intended to start a religion, died at a relatively young age under somewhat mysterious circumstances, but left a large body of work--large enough that factionalism grew up around emphasis on different and sometimes seemingly contradictory teachings.
I did not consciously making this up. I really did dream it.
The Founder was John Denver. (Thank God I'm a Country Boy, Rockie Mountain High, etc.)