Freemont Jones and her partner/lover Michael Kossoff are hired to investigate vandalism on the Southern Pacific Railway. Due east of Salt Lake City, the train is blown up. Michael is thrown from the train with a broken collarbone, but Fremont simply disappears. Michael knows in his heart that Fremont has survived, and that he must mount a search for her.

Hes right. Freemont, with two broken legs and a head injury, has survived the wreck but shes in great danger. Shes been rescued by Melanchthon Pratt, a patriarchal Mormon who plans to make her his sixth wife. As Freemont, sick but still spirited, plans her escape, Michael and assistant Meiling head back to the disaster scene. But trouble from Michaels past awaits them, and they will have to use all of their wits to survive, and rescue Fremont.

Told from the alternating views of Michael and Freemont, DEATH TRAIN TO BOSTON is an exciting tale of adventure and danger that further solidifies Days reputation as one of todays top storytellers. (Jul., 288 pp., $5.99 —Hardcover published October 1999)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg