This was a promising book. A monk decided to write a comprehensive account of a local tragedy. A long suspended bridge in San Luis Rey collapsed, killing several people who were crossing at the time. The monk tried to discern God’s will by investigating the lives of the doomed. The premise is interesting, the result boring. The author does a poor job of capturing the reader’s attention, and the end result reads like a master’s thesis. It does give some interesting information about a little-known tragedy, but overall, it was a chore to read.