Read, reviewed, and released February-March, 2013
This was a very enjoyable quick read with mystery, intrigue, danger, and a hint of romance. Set in an Amana community of Iowa in the early days of U.S. involvement in WW I (aka The Great War), the German-Americans suffer mistrust during the patriotic fervor of the times. Reminded me of post-9/11 anti-Muslim feelings in current times. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Although is is #3 of a series, I detected no disadvantage in not having read the previous books.