The Amish are set in their own ways of doing things and their own beliefs, and do not trust "The English" or outsiders. But sometimes they might just have to rely upon others because of unexpected circumstances.
A Bishop's grandson is kidnapped and a note is received from the boy's father, the Bishop's shunned son. The note states that he (the shunned son) just wants to spend time with his son and will bring him back before harvest, but then a second note shows up wanting money for the boy's return. This leads the Bishop to turn for help from "The English."
So he goes to someone who is English but a friend of the Amish who he feels he can trust to try to find the boy's whereabouts, but not try to bring him home. The Englishman is asked not to go to the authorities though or the Amish will deny everything as they do not want the police involved.
The Englishman, who is a professor and his friend who is a pastor set out to find the child. Along the way the Bishop's shunned son is found murdered within site of the Bishop's house and the plot thickens as they feel the grandson is in danger now.
Can these 2 unlikely sleuths get to the bottom of this mystery? Can they find the boy before something happens to him as well? You will be turning pages all night to find out.
This book has a lot of twists and turns, and definitely threw me for a curve on who the culprit turns out to be. This is a keeper.
A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart.
In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English," who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed.
When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones."