Ian's Quest

Page Publishing Inc
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 Action, drama, romance, intrigue, and historic events befall a young Scottish lad in 1860, which leads to a quest across America, in the year before the American Civil War. Hundreds of historic people, places, and things abound. Can you find them all? If you don’t find something you didn’t know before, you did not read this first-of-its-kind interactive novel!
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About the author

 Rick was born and grew up in the Los Angeles, California, area. His father worked for the studios, so naturally, Rick wanted to be an actor. Finally realizing that he was more likely to win the lottery, he fell into a career selling advertising in specialty magazines. In 1980, he started his own publishing company and was successful for thirty years. The middle of the great recession catapulted him into retirement. His passion for writing kicked into gear, and the rest is history, at least it will be when Ian’s quest becomes his fantasy realized. Rick has dedicated this book to his children: Tim, Stacy, Dennis, and Jaclyn.


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Publisher
Page Publishing Inc
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Published on
Jan 16, 2018
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Pages
126
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ISBN
9781641384735
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Alternative History
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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