In this, the second of the Forensic Genealogist series, Morton is trying to find a missing ancestor named Mary Mercer. Mary disappeared in 1911 and her great-nephew is trying to find her before he dies.
First of all, let me start off by saying that I understand that some action is needed to spice up a story when the subject is something as dry as genealogy - but - inserting Hollywood-type shoot-em-up action and 007 spy shenanigans really ain't the way to go. The story was strong enough to span the book, especially with the flashbacks setting the scene for manor life in the early 1900s. So, like the first book, the action was a little over the top, unrealistic and really damn annoying.
Overall, a riveting tale of lost love, heartbreak and tragedy, and I enjoyed watching Mary Mercer's story unfold as the book went on. I would've given 4 or more stars, but that B-movie action really detracted from the plot.