In a daring attempt, Confederate General Robert E. Lee intends to gather his armies, swing north, and force the issue with General McClellan, to preserve Richmond and cut off Washington. Through good luck and her keen powers of observation, Union spy Bronwen Llyr learns of the plan and passes on the information to Lincoln. McClellan, in Virginia, must also be informed—a dangerous mission, but one she's willing to undertake.

Bronwen sets off, not knowing whom she can rely on or trust. Her family is deeply involved in the war and in grave danger if McClellan doesn't succeed.

Miriam Grace Monfredo brings the Cain trilogy to a stirring close with CHILDREN OF CAIN. Based on historical fact, this engrossing tale will keep you riveted to the end. (Sep., 352 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg