The Amish Mysteries - Secrets - Volume 4 - The Outsider
The leaders of the ever-cautious Amish sect set in motion moves that go against their time-honored practice of little or no contact with the outsiders. People and events, both inside and far outside their commune’s fences, move into place, all leading to one catastrophic day which will rock the very foundations of their simple way of life. More
As different as the Amish are from the outside world, so is the Palatin Commune from the rest of their Amish brethren. Enigmatic and strict, the leaders of the sect have guarded their privacy for generations. In Part 4 of Secrets, Volume I of The Amish Mysteries series, Jake Crew gets his latest target, an attorney the President of the United States wants investigated. When Jake sets up the appointment, he is also setting up the first in a chain of events that will unravel the very fabric of the secretive Palatin community. As we move into the new millennium, an outsider will come into the community and innocently disrupt the very fabric of their lives. Jake, a 25 year television veteran by 1999, continues his clandestine assignments for a new President. He is beginning to question the nature of those assignments and his involvement in them. At the same time, the leaders of the ever-cautious Amish sect set in motion moves that go against their time-honored practice of little or no contact with the outsiders. People and events, both inside and far outside their commune’s fences, move into place, all leading to one catastrophic day which will rock the very foundations of their simple way of life.
De Miller is a former newspaperman now living in Mount Dora, Florida. He has been writing for three decades, first as a reporter, photographer and editor for The Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Kansan newspapers, then as the Public Information Officer for the Wyandotte County Commissioners in Kansas. Over the years as a freelancer he has had material published in such diverse publications as Crafting Magazine, The Sporting News and The National Enquirer. Among other writing accomplishments, he wrote the script for and produced two direct-to-video comedy movies starring Jerry Mathers and 60s music icon the late Tiny Tim; wrote the scripts for and directed a series of children's videos and wrote scripts for informational videos for the county government.
Since moving to Florida, he has been working on an unpublished series of kozy mystery novels set in his hometown of Mount Dora. He has also devoted much of his time to Christian endeavors, writing and directing a faith-themed movie, Daniel’s Lot, which stars Emmy-award winner Gary Burghoff (Radar from M*A*S*H).