A young Welch lord captured by the English and an English sheriff captured by Welch soldiers have Brother Cadfael using his language and negotiation skills to do an exchange. When, the English Sheriff is murdered and it is up to Brother Cadfael to solve the mystery. A little different than the usual Brother Cadfael since it mostly takes place in his homeland. As I expect from Ms. Peter’s a good story and fun read, just right to relax with in the summer’s heat. If you like Ellis Peter’s Brother Cadfael mysteries you won’t be disappointed.