Death Train to Boston: A Fremont Jones Mystery

By: Day, Dianne

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Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Brown boards with black spine imprinted in silver with title and author. Burnt orange endpapers. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 1.05 x 9.57 x 6.49 Inches. 272 pages. A Fremont Jones Mystery, No. 5. In the fifth of Dianne Day's acclaimed mysteries, the intrepid Fremont's first joint sleuthing adventure with her partner, Michael, has explosive consequences that almost prove fatal for them both.

Fremont Jones and her "partner in love and work," Michael Archer, have been hired to look into a series of petty vandalisms plaguing the Southern Pacific Railroad. They are riding a train incognito when it is blown to smithereens just east of Salt Lake City. Michael, luckily, suffers only a broken collarbone, but Fremont simply disappears.

Holding stubbornly to the belief that she is still alive, Michael sets out to find her. Meanwhile, Fremont, with a serious head injury and two broken legs, has been spirited away from the site of the explosion by a dark and imperious rescuer--Melancthon Pratt, a devout and dictatorial Mormon who already claims five wives and is bent on making Fremont his sixth. Awakening in Pratt's remote cabin, confused and completely dependent on her captor, Fremont can only concentrate on devising a mode of escape.

How she manages to get away--and how Michael is finally reunited with his partner (while being pursued not only by a former rival in the world of international espionage, but also by his and Fremont's would-be killer)--creates the basis for a fascinating two-pronged suspense tale told from alternating points of view.

Death Train to Boston proves once more Dianne Day's ever-growing versatility and storytelling gifts.

Title: Death Train to Boston: A Fremont Jones Mystery

Author: Day, Dianne

Categories: Women Sleuths,

Publisher: New York, Doubleday:

ISBN Number: 038548609X

ISBN Number 13: 9780385486095

Book Condition: Fine. Hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition

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