Title: A Prayer for the Night: An Ohio Amish ...
Publisher: Ohio University Press, Athens, OH
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed and Dated By Author on the Full Title Page
Edition: First Trade Edition, First Printing.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, and dated May 20, 2006 by author on the FULL title page. New unread As New book in As New dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 009009
Synopsis: Amid a whirlwind of drugs, sex, and other temptations of the “English? world, a group of Amish teenagers on their Rumschpringe test the limits of their parents? religion to the breaking point. The murder of one and the abduction of another challenge Professor Michael Branden as he confronts the communal fear that the young people can never be brought home safely.
Along with Holmes County Sheriff Bruce Robertson and Pastor Cal Troyer, Professor Branden works against the clock to find a murderer and a kidnapper, and to break a drug ring operating in the county, determined, wherever the trail may lead him, to restore the shattered community. In his desperate search, Branden struggles with the reluctance of the Amish to trust the law to help them find the answers to their problems.
In A Prayer for the Night, his fifth Ohio Amish Mystery, P. L. Gaus deftly balances the pace and practices of Amish life in northern Ohio against the unfolding urgency of a hostage situation. As Gaus has proven before, the mystery gains from its exploration of the ever-widening chasm between the traditional life of the Amish people and their interaction with the outside world.
About the Author: P. L. Gaus is the author of the Ohio Amish Mysteries, including, most recently, Cast a Blue Shadow.
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