Gary C. Cole is an eleventh-generation American born in Dallas, Texas in 1943 and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1965. He is a retired insurance company executive and serves as Chairman of the Texas Health Insurance Pool. Gary is an ordained Baptist Deacon and lives with his wife, Betty, on a small farm outside Bullard, Texas, where they raise Registered Texas Longhorns. In 1973, Gary published "Across the Frontier-A History of the Cole family from the 13th Century." He is a great-great grandson of Richard Wesley Cole, a Private in the Confederate Army, who rode with General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the War Between the States.
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times