Romance and intrigue aboard the American Orient Express travelling through the Antebellum South between New Orleans and Washington D.C. More
Drawing on personal experiences gained while travelling on the American Orient Express, author Phyllis Humphrey invents a romance set within an intrigue set within an adventure.
Haley Parsons, a school teacher on her first real vacation in years, boards the beautiful and luxurious American Orient Express for a week-long train excursion - dubbed the Antebellum South - from New Orleans to Washington D.C. But then her jewrlry begins to disappear and she finds herself an unwitting and unwilling player in a kidnapping and robbery attempt. The culprit is evidently aboard the train, but is he (or she) a member of the crew? Or a passenger? Or a stowaway? Jonathon Shafer, Haley's handsome, newfound love interest, is involved too. But who is he, really? And what part will be play in all this?