A Biblio Mystery with a dog . . . and a twist!
and ANNA SLYDE sit down to dinner at their forest home in rural New
York and hear a message on the answering machine that will change and
threaten their lives. A bizarre manuscript has been missing since 1828,
and the mysterious caller from the West is sending Sol a huge retainer
to find it.
"I CAN'T EXPLAIN how significant this would be," warns
their jealous friend Margie –known to her customers as "Joh" . . .
"Imagine if the Ark of the Covenant could be found, and in it, an older
version of the Bible than anyone has seen before. Suppose George
Washington's love letters turned up somewhere, and they weren't written
to Martha. Hell, let's have a flying saucer land in Washington and
actually stay around for photos and an interview. THE HUNDRED AND
SIXTEEN PAGES are the ultimate quest of any Mormon historian, and we
have to presume they were destroyed long ago. But if you can turn them
up - and convince us they're real - your $10,000 won't be enough to buy a
single page from the pile."
PLUNGE into an unfamiliar culture at a
lake town in western Idaho, then on to Utah and finally East where
Joh's expertise uncovers shades of New York which Sol never imagined.
Their billionaire client opens doors they can't afford to close, but
there is always a price.
"We often hear," responds bookseller
Mabel, "that one should avoid the very appearance of evil." Her tone is
so dry that Sol can't tell if Mabel likes evil or not.
mystery buffs who savor an atmosphere of murder more than the blood -
and as much fun for Mormons to read as their friends –or a few of their