First Death - an accident or a homicide? Second Death - a murder or a suicide? Events unfold quickly on a single Monday, the first day of classes for Professor Michael Branden's new semester. The tragedies envelope a Schwartzentruber sect, the most conservative of all Amish peoples, and Branden and Sheriff Bruce Robertson must wrestle with cultural and religious barriers in order to investigate. To make matters worse, a mother of seven Schwartzentruber children has apparently left with her youngest daughter Esther, in order to escape her dangerously depressed husband. Has she really left six children behind?
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No one ever likes a Monday but when everything starts to fall apart and things go downhill quickly, Michael Branden starts to wonder what will happen next. The tragedies center around a Schwartzentruber sect of Amish. They are the most conservative and the most untrusting of the English. Will he be able to help the police solve the deaths and disappearances taking place? Will they be able to convince the old order Bishop that some modern medicine and intervention might not be so bad? I love this series by P L. Gaus The characters in the story are well defined. The reader discovers more truths and quirks of the characters as the series unfolds. However, the good part with this series is that you can read each book as a stand alone but your experience by reading the whole series makes them even better. P L Gaus really puts a lot into his books. His research and development of his books are hard to compare. I highly recommend this series and will be awaiting the next book I hope to come.