Isaac of Girona #2. Issac and his daughter Raquel, his assistant, are summoned to the death beds of three young men, all supposedly unconnectedâa Jewish baker's son, a wealthy Catholic merchant's son and a seminarian. On the face of things, they're not likely to be connected, but Issac digs below the surface to figure out the common thread in their lives and eventually solves the murders. Again, a surprise ending for me, something I really relish and enjoy as they are quite rare for me. I like Issac and the colorful and interesting cast of regular charactersâBishop Berenguer, Issac's very traditional and staunchly Jewish wife Judith; his daughter Rebecca, who has been disowned by Judith for marrying a Christian; his daughter Raquel who is a non-traditional woman and who is trained to act as his eyes, since he is blind; Issac's fledgling apprentice Yusuf, an orphaned Moor whose family died in part during the civil war and in part during the Black Death. All wonderfully drawn characters that I suspect will grow and bloom as the series goes on.