Children of Cain
Bronwen Llyr, U.S. Treasury agent, ventures into the thick of war. This story of a woman’s involvement in military intelligence expands upon the traditional role of women who worked only as nurses during combat. Bronwen is aware of the weak intelligence network available to General McClellan when she learns of General Lee’s Rebel troop movement. This courageous government employee risks her life to inform the Union officer as she searches here and there for their location.
The mystery and danger in the plot realistically relate the situation of the Civil War. Military conflict is detailed even to actions interrupting trade and the economy. Bronwen’s family participation in the war emulates typical stress and hardships. Political and military leaders of the time appear throughout the novel. Readers of the first two books in the Cain trilogy will find this title irresistible. The author’s research and accomplished writing skills give readers an excellent view of Civil War times.