"Heart wretching story set in Hawaii's Moloka'i leprosy colony. Brennert's characters are very believable with emotions, actions and beliefs of the society in that time frame. Brennert's research is fantastic."
Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the world.
"A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of...