By P. L. Gaus
The peaceable city of Millersburg, Ohio, within the middle of Ohio's Amish nation, is rocked via the vicious homicide of 1 of its voters by the hands of an ex-convict. whilst a neighborhood reporter protecting the tale finally ends up lifeless in addition, with the convict already in the back of bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the 1st sufferer. yet Hawkins is nowhere to be chanced on, no longer even one of the protecting Amish colony that had taken him in as one among its personal despite his shadowy earlier. Following at the severe and well known good fortune of his first ebook, secret author P. L. Gaus back brings us an ethical and criminal conundrum as Professor Michael Branden, Sheriff Bruce Robertson, and Pastor Cal Troyer got down to discover the fact that turns out so elusive of their in a different way quiet nook of the area. alongside the way in which, Gaus paints a special portrait of the connection among the Amish and the "English" cultures as noticeable from the interior. in contrast backdrop, damaged English is a story of honor, deception, and revenge, the place conditions and the hunt for justice try the mettle of the nearest of pals and exhibit the determined measures of the most powerful of foes.
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Probably about three or four. Maybe later. ” Niell asked. “Not for several weeks, maybe more,” Branden said and waited. He glanced over to Caroline and looked back to Niell. ” Branden looked at Caroline again, curious, and said to Niell, “Like anyone else, we read about it in the papers. Convict released from a New Jersey prison. Broke in late at night and shot her. ” “Captured by a retired security guard,” Niell said. “The way I remember the write-up,” Caroline said, “it was a close thing. ” “Right,” Ricky said.
Hawkins had his daughter living with him out on the west end of town. She had a degree from Ohio State in English. She came back home when he moved here, and worked as a secretary with a metals fabricating outﬁt up in Wooster. Hawkins was retired. Partly, he came to Millersburg to retire to a quiet life in a sleepy, country town. Also, Hawkins apparently moved here because of Cal Troyer. ” “Robertson thinks Hawkins murdered Bromﬁeld because Bromﬁeld ﬁgured out what Hawkins had been doing before he moved to Millersburg.
This is the same ﬁeld you brought me to that summer during graduate school when I came here to visit you,” Caroline said, smiling nostalgically. “It’s a special place,” Branden said. ” “Because of you,” Branden said. “But yes, because of me and Cal and Bruce Robertson. ” “Boys,” Caroline remarked. ” The professor grinned boyishly, remembering the slow, tender afternoon that had sealed their commitment to one another. He drew her to him and kissed her. Caroline held him close for a moment and then released him.
Broken English by P. L. Gaus