By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. Read more...
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By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So, she s the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold, though many believe that the sickness stems from a "hexerei" a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. Elizabeth doesn t believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister...
As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish raw milk start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood and lives of an entire community. Because what has happened isn t an accident of nature or an act of God, it s the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill..."
- ISBN-13: 9780425282908
- ISBN-10: 0425282902
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: August 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
Series: Elizabeth Harris Mystery #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-06
- Reviewer: Staff
In Jensen’s strong sequel to Kingdom Come, a deadly milk-borne disease threatens to destroy the lives and the livelihood of the Amish population of Lancaster County, Pa. Det. Elizabeth Harris first learns of the problem when the members of Samuel Hershberger’s family sicken, and one of them, 14-year-old Will, dies. Then the Kindermans, a family of nine, all die. An investigation by the CDC led by Dr. Glen Turner identifies tremetol poisoning as the source. As the death toll rises alarmingly, the police conclude that the poisoning is deliberate. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture suspends all raw-milk sales, adding to Amish suffering. The trust Harris earned from Amish families in her first case proves invaluable as she tries to find a methodical killer. On the personal side, her relationship with life partner Ezra Beiler, who left the Amish faith, continues to evolve as they struggle to adapt to each other. Fans of regional mysteries will hope this series has a long life. Agent: Shawna McCarthy, McCarthy Agency. (Aug.)