By P. L. Gaus
A compulsively readable new sequence that explores a desirable tradition set purposely aside. within the wooded Amish hill nation, a professor at a small university, an area pastor, and the county sheriff are the single ones one of the mainstream, or "English," who own the instincts and talents to paintings the circumstances that impression all county citizens, regardless of their code of behavior or spiritual creed. A deadly twist of fate regarding and Amish buggy and an eighteen-wheeler units Professor Michael Branden on a quest to discover the hyperlinks among the crash and a spate of tense occasions.
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M. THE next morning, Professor Branden stood on the hill where, the day before, he had turned cars back north on 515 and watched through his binoculars as Robertson had struggled to save Phil Schrauzer. Again, he studied the crash scene in the valley below him. There were several cruisers from the State Highway Patrol, and a single line of traffic had been opened on the road. Troopers were posted at each end, with roadblocks to handle the flow of traffic, first in one direction and then in the other.
There was also a TV set and a VCR in a far corner, with an easy chair. The lieutenant was a tall man, somewhat overweight, about fifty years old. He was serious on the job, but handled his duties as lieutenant with a quiet ease that the deputies respected. Out of uniform, he had a reputation as a jokester, and several times he had arranged practical jokes on the sheriff, leaving Robertson to guess who had put the younger deputies up to it. This, too, Branden reflected, had made Wilsher popular with the deputies.
He had made a nuisance of himself by taking his oxygen mask off to give orders to the nurses about who’d be coming in to see him and how soon he’d be needed back at the accident scene. Then the first doses of morphine had begun to wear off, and the nurses had convinced him to lie down on his stomach so that the doctors could tend to his burns. One of the doctors had called for another dose of morphine, and the nurses had pushed enough to sedate an average-sized man. Still, he lay awake on his stomach, grumbling about the procedure through his mask.
Clouds Without Rain by P. L. Gaus