Monday, November 1, 2010

"The Insane Train"

New from Minotaur Books: The Insane Train by Sheldon Russell.

About the book, from the publisher:

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 to a new destination. Hook hires a motley crew of World War II veterans to help, but things soon go awry…
Among the early praise for The Insane Train:
"Sharply sketched characters and a vivid sense of place and time...highlighted the first Hook Runyon novel, The Yard Dog. This one has both of those attributes and adds sad but fascinating insights into the treatment of mental patients; the sclerotic, self-important rail industry; and the lingering pain of the Great Depression. A fine crime novel made even richer with solid historical background."
The Page 69 Test: The Yard Dog.