The Legend of Rail Wolf

by The Usual Bohemian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781490719399
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781490719375
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781490719382

About the Book

Our protagonist is the seventeen year old Henry Maggleheimer, who is from the small town of Lone Jack, Missouri. Just a year prior, he was determined to set his young course by heading to the Alaskan and Yukon gold fields along with so many others who were smitten with gold fever. The experience up north was predictable; after only one disheartening year, he has sailed with a crew back to the mainland of the United States and San Francisco. Henry Cabot Maggleheimer now finds himself immersed within the Barbary Coast world of 1897’s San Francisco. Many interesting characters are revealed in this worldwind venture through the romantic, yet sordid world of the Barbary Coast: Giselle Hixon (the beautiful daughter of the ship’s cook); the Boatswain (Adam Rhys MacBain, who is one of the last prototypical Barbary Coast pirates of his era); Mountain Fox (an elderly Tolawah Native American); Captain Farnsworth (the English ship captain who safeguards a surprising identity); Clive G. Wilkins (the richest man in San Francisco, and the owner of Pier 49 Enterprises); a young Malamute pup by the name of Rail Wolf, and even an elusive treasure involving Sir Francis Drake. This is a fast paced amusement park ride that takes the reader through many twists and mysterious sub plots; an amazing two days spent in one of the most iconic eras and locations in American history.

About the Author

“The Usual Bohemian” is an Aspie who has worked in the California Public Schools for over 27 years, and has received a number of awards for teaching; including a nomination for a Disney Teachers Award. He has an A.S. degree in History; a B.A. degree in Social Science; a Single Subject Credential (with Multiple Attached); a Master’s Degree in Education; and a significant amount of post graduate work in Political Science. He has produced two prior novels (“Pure Iron Metal Head” and “My Viridian Rose”), which are both published with Trafford; numerous scripts, lesson plans and other curricula. One of his scripts, “The Lost Gold Mine” was recently reviewed in a Washington Times article, and "Pure Iron Metal Head" was solicited for privileged review by the Aaron Priest Literary Agency. His spouse is an Executive Director of a Nonprofit Healthcare Organization. His daughter attends Wellesley College and plays softball, while his son is a freshman in college.