It was nice to catch back up again with Nick Drake and his sister Lucy. They come from a (not always so nice) family who invents a valve used to pump water up multiple floors in buildings. (Something that we take so much for granted.) Nick is widowed with a little daughter. He is the main heir and has become a millionaire.
If you read the last book, you know that Nick is as nice as a guy can be, good as gold. He and Lucy are very caring and just want their invention to help the common man. Now Nick has become involved with city planning and a filtration plan for bringing in more potable water to meet demand, a project that was going to be second only to the Panama Canal in terms of size and scope.
Then we meet Rosalind, who was raised in Germany. She is a rare woman who has a doctorate in biochemistry and has been working with another doctor on chlorinating the water system to kill things like cholera. She and Nick are both motivated by their past. Not impressed with the available females in his circle, he is amazed that a woman can be interesting, let alone understand plumbing. But when Rosalind’s coworker makes a decision that goes against Nick’s belief and she’s drawn into it, it’s a shock to him and the community as well. A well woven story with dark secrets, mystery, danger, interesting historical facts, faith, trust and forgiveness. This is a series well worth having in your library.
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