Blood of the Prodigal Author:P. L. Gaus When an Amish 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... more » were a matter of gravest concern and they begin searching for the boy under the bishop's mysterious strictures, knowing that the tenuous bonds of trust he has forged with them can be easily broken.
"Say Little. Listen a lot" are the simple watchwords of the pair even as they are plunged into the traditionally closed Amish society whose followers, innately suspicious of English ways, have been suddenly made vulnerable to the dangers of the world. When the man suspected of taking the boy turns up dead, Sheriff Bruce Robertson takes up the investigation--only to uncover truths that many, especially the bishop, would prefer to leave undisturbed.
Deeply atmospheric and morally complex, Blood of the Prodigal is the first in a riveting series that explores a fascinating culture of a people set apart from mainstream America.« less