Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff’s department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and “English” communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community.
Kate’s long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment, knowing she’ll have limited communication – and even less in the way of backup. But Kate can’t turn her back, especially when the rumor mill boils with disturbing accounts of children in danger. She travels to New York where she’s briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life.
Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and herself, alone… trapped in a fight for her life.
We know it’s not going to be a simple assignment and I wanted to slap Kate when she said “It’s the Amish, how bad can it be?” Oh it’s bad. It’s always bad.
Yes in the end Kate makes it out, but I fear one day she will not be so lucky. At least she is able to connect with her roots and make dear friendships that I hope she holds onto.
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((((It turns out the Chief of Police in the town she’s undercover is part of the human trafficking and cult activity. He is responsible for raping, impregnating, and killing the murdered girl. The cult leader, who pretends to be an Amish bishop, knows his desire for underage girls and traps the police chief. Now he is at the bishops mercy.
Kate solves it and barely makes it out alive.))))
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Sounds like a sweet read with lots of life lessons along the way. Hope it’s not too sappy though.
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