For 135 years a Confederate treasure has lain buried. Digger, Don Gannon's childhood friend, is murdered. His fiancée vows to avenge his death. Harriett Roth masterminds a search for the killer and the lost gold.
Prepare to board the Last Train to Danville, for a thrilling journey through U.S. Civil War history and a present-day murder-mystery tour with surprises around each bend. Don Gannon is in for the ride of his life in this race to find the killer and to satisfy the reclusive Roth's lust for gold. R. M. Morgan promises and weaves an intricate series of plots for you to assemble and analyze as you sleuth for the truth. Can you identify the killer before Gannon? What clues does he miss?
Set in and around Asheville, North Carolina, USA, this story also includes the theft and dealing of Cherokee Indian relics and a local Southern family with a deep history involving the Confederate Navy and the James River Squadron. Featuring an interracial and multicultural cast that includes African-Americans, Cherokees, Hispanics, and a German refugee; academics, historians, down-to-earth cops, and country folk.
Last Train to Danville is the second novel in the Roth/Gannon Murder/Mystery series, centered on the principal characters of Harriett Roth, and Don Gannon. Harriet is a master sleuth and owner of her own detective agency. A strong-willed woman who demands and commands respect, she is somewhat of a reclusive figure, with a history of her own. Don Gannon is her primary investigator and right-hand man, clueless with women, a veteran, and ambitious.
R.M. Morgan is a modern-day Mickey Spillane as he carefully and skillfully makes the twin hunts for the murderer and the treasure a fantastic journey for the reader. He invites you to sleuth for the truth, with an ending you won't see coming. Be the first to write a review...
Movie pre-production option contract signed with Montalvo Media / 360 Studios. The theatrical release is currently planned for 2022.