The Insane Train

· A Hook Runyon Mystery Book 2 · Sold by Minotaur Books
7 reviews

About this ebook

After a devastating fire at an insane asylum in California, Hook Runyon has been put in charge of security for a train that is to transport the survivors, alongside the head of the asylum, Dr. Baldwin, the attending doctor, taciturn Dr. Helms, and a self-sacrificing nurse named Andrea, to a new location in Oklahoma. Hook hires a motley crew of WW II veterans to help, and they set out for the new destination. But things go awry on the Insane Train, as several inmates and attendants are found dead, and Dr. Baldwin seems increasingly disoriented and incapable of running operations. With Andrea's help, Hook begins investigating the suspicious deaths, and uncovers a trail of revenge that has been a long time in the a person as mentally disturbed as her charges.
7 reviews
Third-party review
A different, albeit interesting, kind of thriller. Background is aboard a train and the problems that arise by carrying mentally ill patients. I really enjoyed this book!
Third-party review
This is the second in the Hook Runyan series. Hook is a one-armed train detective or "bull" hired for railroad security in the 1920s. He is an immensely likable and intriguing character who doesn't ...
Third-party review
A one-armed railroad-security agent's troubleshooting branches out into new territory.Hook Runyon (The Yard Dog, 2009) and his scruffy dog Mixer have a new assignment: Stop checking the tracks around ...

About the author

DR. SHELDON RUSSELL is the author of five novels. He lives in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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