“Set in 1316 England, this first book in the Knight Templar mystery series introduces Simon Puttock, newly appointed bailiff, and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, new lord at Furnshill Manor. When a man is found in a burned house, everyone assumes the victim just didn’t get out in time, but Furnshill points out some discrepancies. When a monk is found burned to death and a group of travelers brutally are attacked, Simon fears that a pack of bandits has begun to wreak havoc in his region. A posse takes care of the bandits, but the monks death is a whole different tale, one that tests Simons sense of right and wrong. A good start to this series of 26 books which I intend to read- eventually.