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 suffers only a broken collarbone, but Fremont disappears. Believing that Fremont 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 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, Fremont can only concentrate on devising a mode of escape.
Original title: Death Train to Boston
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Other
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur