carol-award2011 Carol Award, Romantic Suspense
Top Pick! 4½ Stars, Romantic Times Review

Cleveland, Ohio, 1929. Dark secrets bind the notorious Cardano family together, but Detective Rollin Wells is close to exposing them. The Cardanos are working in the hills south of Cleveland, and when Rollin travels to Sugarcreek to investigate, he discovers that the Cardanos want him dead.

Rollin hides out in an Amish home, trying to uncover why the Cardanos are in Amish country and who is collaborating with them. As he gets closer to the truth, he also attempts to find out what a beautiful Amish woman named Katie Lehman-a woman who reminds him of the girl he once loved-is hiding.

Will Katie trust him with her secret..and her heart? Or will the Cardano code of honor silence them both?

"Melanie Dobson weaves a tale of intrigue cloaked in secrets yet threaded with elements of grace. Put The Silent Order on your must-have list"
—Kim Vogel Sawyer, bestselling author of My Heart Remembers