The front cover for Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, is ready. Five Star Publishing is pressing ahead with final editing and production scheduling with a planned release date for the last book in my trilogy now set for July 19, 2017.
The driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869 almost didn’t happen. History books do not mention the incident. Only five people were aware of it—Will Braddock was one. Will’s arch enemy, Paddy O’Hannigan, learns Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific Railroad, is bringing the Golden Spike on his special train to the ceremony to mark completion of the transcontinental railroad. Paddy does not know Jenny is now Stanford’s personal chef and that Will is helping her with her duties. Paddy, broke and desperate, steals the Golden Spike from Stanford’s train right under the noses of Will and Jenny. Will must regain the spike from Paddy, or Will and Jenny will be accused of the theft.
Beginning next week I will post Chapter 1 of Golden Spike on this website, to be followed by Chapters 2 and 3 in coming weeks.