This is a story about a boy with a severely overactive imagination, so overactive that his mind and body are often controlled by the visions and events that take place in his head. During a summer camping trip in Montana, JL Douglas takes refuge from a storm in an old abandoned mansion. During the night the boy has a dream (or what was perceived to be a dream) about an event that took place thirty years before. His dream revealed secrets that helped to reunite a family that had been separated for those thirty years.
Part of the action takes place in a pair of fictional villages in Montana. The Canadian action takes place in actual towns located in an area that looked interesting to the author, was near a railroad, and within a mining region.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mystery! Action! Adventure! Drama! . This book has it all! The author draws on his many years of experience as a Ranger for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and as a model railroad hobbyist to spin an intriguing tale of trains, the northern Midwest, family, greed, jealousy, good and evil. The characters are well developed, quickly pulling the reader into their lives, and much attention is given to detail. JL Douglas, an undersized 11-year-old Scout with such a wild imagination that he gives himself panic attacks, becomes the unlikely hero in this novel that can be appreciated by young and old alike. I read the book in only 2 days because it was so hard to put down.
This story will hold your interest from cover to cover, especially if you love railroad history. There is a unique and unusual twist to the plot, and the characters become part of your family for a while. I find this book is good for teenagers and adults.