"A Civil War mystery that is fascinating"
In 1862, the War Between the States turns ugly as
members of the same family may be fighting on different
sides. This is not the case for the Llyr family who is
staunchly pro-union. Kathryn is a nurse in the Volunteer
Sanitary Commission, giving aid to anyone who is wounded.
Her sister Bronwyn is an espionage agent working for the
Treasury Department. They are both watching the wounded
depart when a union private tells them that the Confederacy
captured their brother Seth.
Bronwyn is determined to free her brother before they
can connect him to her and hang him as a spy. Their
superiors, including President Lincoln, recognize her
determination and will let her try to free her brother
while she completes her real assignment in Richmond where
her brother is being kept. She has to somehow get the
tobacco the English and French paid for out of confederate
hands and into the buyers hands. This is needed so that
the two European nations will think twice before enlisting
on the side of the Confederacy. Spies, double agents, and
treachery surround Bronwyn as she tries to do her jobs
while keeping her skin intact.
Civil War buffs and fans of historical mysteries will
not want to miss BROTHERS OF CAIN, a novel that stirs both
the blood and the intellect. It's obvious that Miriam
Grace Monfredo has done meticulous research in order to
give a realistic depiction of this phase of the war.
Readers will believe they are part of the action in this
historical espionage thriller.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 30, 2001