"Saffire" is the newest novel by Sigmund Brouwer. This novel is about a Dakota cowboy, James Holt, during his time in Panama during the building of the Panama Canal. Roosevelt has sent him there to do some investigating in exchange for the money to pay off the ranch which is close to foreclosure.
This book is a mystery; however, instead of the usual where the reader and main character try to solve the mystery, both spend the majority of the book trying to figure out what the mystery is. He is sent to investigate, but what? This book is very well written, the characters are great, but the mystery within a mystery grows a little old by mid book. The parts about the building of the canal and the culture and politics of the time are fascinating. Good novel, but not one of my favorites by Brouwer. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.bloggingforbooks.com.