For a young boy of twelve to witness a murder is a terrible tragedy, but it doesn’t end there. The lad is shackled by the unexplained mystery and cannot tell a soul about it. Snooping in Mr. Blake Thomas’ private Pullman on that dreadful night, he was not supposed to see him kill a beautiful young woman. Something had enraged the rich old man. Now a person lay dead on the floor, and the young boy would surely be murdered too if caught hiding in the closet.
As he held his breath, another corpse fell to the floor only feet away. Then something strange happened. A young girl could be heard crying just out of view. An intriguing item rolled toward his hiding place, landing at his feet. Silence followed. Reaching down, he picked up a key and carefully placed it in his pocket. The fearful lad carried that burden with him from then on.
Now ten years later, Brett Marshall is determined to solve the mystery of that haunting experience. The powerful man had many secrets and carried them to the grave with him, but Brett had in his possession the code if only he could figure it out. In the beginning the trail is cold. However, in the end, it gets hot as blazes, and people are chasing after him as he follows the mysterious code: North by Northwest.
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Remembering his school days, Roger trudged through one boring story after another – not because he wanted to, but because it was required reading. After enduring those unpleasant tasks, he is determined to avoid placing his readers in a similar situation. A driving force to fulfill this dream is evident in his many novels.
Equipped with a unique talent, Roger watches the story play out in his mind like a movie. His life-long experiences, along with his compassion for mankind, have provided him with the tools needed to create stories that are adventurous, thrilling, passionate, suspenseful, and entertaining.
The motivating factor behind Roger’s writings is to entertain his readers. His motto is simple. “I want my readers to be eager to continue the story, long for the ending, and – when the experience is over – be happy they took the time to read my book.” After all, reading can and should be enjoyable.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I do believe this is one of my favorites. Travel back in time to make a journey through the Wild West and experience the past. Ride in a private Pullman car, be held up by gunmen, mine for gold, sail the high seas, and search for diamonds. Along the way, you just might find true friendship and love while trying to solve a murder. I dare say every emotion will be tapped by the end of this book. Sympathy will abound for those who have lost loved ones as you hope for new-found love. Anger will rise to extreme levels while the bad guys seem to have an upper hand. Will justice prevail? Excitement abounds as the two main characters struggle to solve mysteries tied to their past. Can they have any future if the past is not dealt with? Shed tears of joy as hilarious events unfold that will make you scratch your head and wonder. What can I say? I dearly loved this book and will read it over and over again. I give it five stars and highly recommend it to anyone who loves to read - regardless of your age.