Bethany House, Apr 2004, 12.99
In 1869 Dr. Cheney Duvall Irons-Winslow and her husband Shiloh Winslow return home to New York City to begin their respective jobs. Cheney is a senior partner practicing medicine at St. Luke the Physician Private Hospital and Dispensary while Shiloh returns to his managerial position at Winslow Brothers Shipping.
Although Phineas Jauncy unsuccessfully tries to rob Shiloh who then hires him as a gentleman's gentleman the excitement resides with Cheney's work at the hospital. In spite of running a top rate operation (no pun intended) that is above the accepted standard, deaths are suddenly plaguing the hospital. Shiloh and Cheney wonder whether a serial killer or a negligent medical practitioner is murdering the patients, but which one and why? While praying to God for guidance, Cheney with the help of Shiloh and a close friend from the police begin investigation the human caused tragedies.
THE MOON BY NIGHT (the sequel to WHERE TWO SEAS MET) is an exhilarating inspirational historical thriller that brings to life post Civil War Manhattan through a fine cast of characters. The story line is very exciting just to follow the medical activities that showcase what is available and known in 1869 including how easy deaths of patients can occur. Cheney is a terrific female lead while Shiloh plays more of a support role for much of the tale to his dynamic spouse who in some ways seems more like a modern day woman.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner