When an Amish or "plain" boy is kidnapped, Bishop Eli Miller reluctantly seeks help from outsiders, the "vain ones" known as English. Pastor Caleb Troyer and Professor Michael Branden, boyhood friends and lifelong residents of the county the Amish and English share, understand better than anyone that the bishop would not have enlisted their help unless it were a matter of gravest concern, and they began searching for the boy under the bishop's mysterious strictures, knowing that the tenuous bonds of trust he has forged with them can easily be broken.
Read P. L. Gaus's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.Book 1 of the Amish-Country Mysteries
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."
Retired college professor P. L. GAUS lives with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio.
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