Kidnap on the California Comet
Adventures on Trains
M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman
Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Harrison Beck can barely contain his excitement to be on the tracks with his railway writing, globetrotting uncle, Nathaniel Bradshaw. Little do they know that it won’t be long until they’re right in the middle of Kidnap on the California Comet!
Uncle Nat is guest aboard the California Comet courtesy of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza. While Harrison hopes to spend his time drawing the sights along the journey between Chicago and San Francisco, curious encounters seem to distract that focus. It seems that his fellow passengers are an interesting group, from would-be magicians to a hectored son. Furthermore, the daughter of August Reza is aboard. Harrison is taken aback by her behaviour and thereafter, how and why she disappears. What is going on aboard the train? Who has a motive to kidnap the billionaire’s daughter?
Bookwagon awaited Kidnap on the California Comet keenly. It lives up to our hopes, and the strengths of the opening title of this series, The Highland Falcon Thief. We suggest that you hop aboard to enjoy a rip-roaring, riveting train adventure with Hal!