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Fire Bell in the Night: A Western Story
by Tim Champlin
Alex Thorne, formerly of the U.S. Secret Service, has been enjoying his retirement by seeing the world. Aboard the 'City of Perking', he saves the life of a fellow passenger by the name of Rudyard Kipling. Thorne is immediately suspicious that the incident that nearly cost Kipling his life was far from accidental. A high regard between the two men leads to friendship. ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published June 5th 2013 by Wheeler Publishing
(first published April 15th 2004)
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Inventive take on Kipling's 1889 west to east journey across America. It was interesting to read a western with Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain as characters in the story. The story flowed well and hold's the readers interest, some good use of suspense to keep the story exciting.