Gladstone 2,Missing in Denver

Rated 4.82/5 based on 11 reviews
Jack lives in Gladstone now but it’s time for a trip. He invites Susan along to get his printing press, see Denver, and meet his best friend Frank.

Jack's got a surprise or two for Frank. Susan gets to show off her skills. Gladstone’s rescue squad flies into action. Can Jack choose between the life of his friend and keeping Gladstone's secret? More

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About John Miller

"You'll be Sorry!" is John Miller's first book. As a young boy John Miller was told he had a vivid imagination. He had some ideas that he wanted to put down on paper. He likes to share these images and stories in his head with his readers. John Miller writes as if you're sitting on the front porch drinking tea and He's telling you a story. John miller grew up in the small town of Oliver Springs Tennessee. His mother moved him there when he was 12 and he enjoyed growing up in a small community.

John Miller is an animal lover and it shows in his books.In his books there is some sort of animal whether it be a dog, coyote or horses. John miller has two rescue dogs that he loves very much. Snowball and Bryan were shelter dogs that he adopted and are a big part if his life. John Miller had an Idea of mixing old west and modern times thus the Gladstone series came about. He is really excited about the Gladstone series and the concept behind it. He hopes his readers enjoy reading the series as he had so much fun in writing it.

He just finished his first full length Novel. Its a western story called "Trail Dust." The book is about a Civil War veteran who leaves Tennessee in search of his brother. Along the way circumstance makes him a U.S. Marshal and he recruits some unlikely characters to help him.He's currently working on the third and final installment of the Gladstone series and it should be done some time later this year. He likes to write and share his ideas with friends, the public who want a little mystery,romance and of course action and adventure. John Miller hopes his readers like his imagination and characters he creates in his books.

Here is a review from "you'll be sorry".5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed July 9, 2013
By read-along-with-Sue
I couldn't sleep well last night due to the heat, so I picked up this short story.
The author John A Miller is a new author, very new to me. His style was superb, I loved the concept of the story and how it built very quickly, the characters in the book soon shot up to be real to me, and Herman, the dog. I could have read this book for longer as I had enjoyed it so much. The 'kick' in the book came suddenly which kept me enthralled, too short! I wanted more.

I downloaded this book when it was pointed out to be a freebie that day, so glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read his other books. Can I just say to, I have "met" the author on line, he's a lovely humble chap too. Please look out for his books, you won't regret it.

Here is an excerpt from "Trail Dust".
"I think you need to go outside and get some air, my friend."
"You're that marshal everyone is talking about. You would rather talk than fight."
"I like to keep the peace, you could say."
The man turned to the other men at the table. "He is a coward with a badge." He spat, hitting the floor an inch from Joshua's right boot. The other three men at the table laughed.
"I'm going to ask you again. Go outside and cool off."
The man stood there boring holes in Joshua with his eyes. Their eyes met for another moment until the man reached for his gun. Joshua drew his Colt from his left holster and pointed it at the man's chest. He froze and his eyes widened. The man sitting in the middle of the table started to stand slowly. Joshua drew his Colt from his right holster and pointed it at him, without taking his eyes off the man standing.
"There are four of us, and you have both guns spoke for." said a third man at the table. His face slid from smug to scared when he felt Anna's Schofield push against the back of his head. The man raised his hands slowly.
In closing he would like to say.
" Be proud of where you come from, because it will reflect on what you have become today

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Review by: debb lavoie on Dec. 12, 2013 :
A great sequel to Gladstone; the action starts immediately. More of the story unfolds, and we learn more about Susan and her people. She is so innocent of the world, and yet is very able to take care of herself. Gladstone’s town people welcome Jack into their way of life, and love him like family. Jack finally goes back to pick up his great grandfather’s printing press in Denver. And like the title suggests, someone does go missing, a nice twist of just who that person is. John Miller is a good story teller, and the unfolding of Missing in Denver proves this. I did think the beginning was a tad long. I would have liked what happens in Denver to start earlier in the story. That is my preference, and in no way distracts from the story telling.
(reviewed 84 days after purchase)
Review by: Uvi Poznansky on Nov. 30, 2013 :
The mystery of this city continues to unravel in this book, and so do secrets and fears from Susan’s past. The story, the second one in the trilogy, picks up soon after the end of the first one, thus creating a timeline for the adventures of our protagonist, Jack.

And wow, what a brilliant, action-filled opening, with bullets flying all around Jack’s head, as he watches Sheriff Reeves slumped over the wagon, and Susan as she tries to fight off John Smith’s men all by herself. Boy! are you in for some action here, and for an entertaining ride.

Suspense oozes out of Jon Millers pen, he has a natural yet cinematic way of telling a story, with great dialogue as well as descriptions of the backdrop. Setting up the love relationship between Jack and Susan allows him, in the end, to seal the suspense with a kiss.

Five stars.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
Review by: ReGennia Lewis on Oct. 28, 2013 :
I was so looking forward to reading this e book,, and i was not disappointed at all. with each book of Gladstone, i'm thinking these would make great sci-fi thriller series. Each book has it's own story line, but still goes back to the first Gladstone. Each time i say that book was my favorite, but truth is i love them all. John Miller is a wonderful story teller, and keeps you in suspense until the final ending, Can't wait to read about my favorite character's and what they are going to get into in the next one. Great short story read, full of mystery and thrills.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Stewart Bint on Oct. 26, 2013 :
The second book of a trilogy is often the hardest to write…the author needs to maintain interest in the settings and characters from the first one, while developing them to set the scene for the third novel. And, of course, the book has to be a self-contained story in its own right.

So, does John A. Miller succeed in this with Gladstone 2 Missing In Denver?

You bet he does. While much of the build up and all of the action takes place away from the wonderful town of Gladstone, everything that made the first novel in his series so readable and entertaining, is there.

The characters continue to develop well, as they display skills we didn’t see in the original – Susan and Stewart are surprising again; and the action-packed finale gives a feel-good factor in more ways than one.

The plot builds somewhat tantalisingly, making the reader want to zip through the pages on the ereader to see what’s going to happen. When you reach the action you realise that while it’s been building, John A. Miller has nudged character development further into the story and you haven’t noticed.

UK best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer once said to an interviewer: “Don’t call me a writer, because I’m not. I’m a storyteller.” And that describes John A. Miller to an absolute tee. His story flows with tight description and well-paced development, building to its action-filled crescendo.

Maybe, and this is only very slight, the writing occasionally gets in the way of the story with some of the dialogue, where a contraction or two would ease the reader into the next sentence a little more naturally.

Oh, and by the way – another surprise – who goes missing in Denver was definitely not who I expected it to be!

While characters may go missing in Denver, there’s certainly nothing missing from this story – hence five stars. And roll on Gladstone 3. I’ll be at the front of the queue for it.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)
Review by: sandra underwood on Oct. 21, 2013 :
John has a hit on his hands with this one. Lots of adventure and new twists. Like the way he works the critters in to play their parts in making the story line good. Enjoyed the new people in part 2 along with all the old ones from part 1. Also enjoyed learning more about were Susan came from. Looking forward to part 3. Keep up the good work.5 stars
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)
Review by: Michelle Tolmay on Sep. 23, 2013 :
The sequel to Gladstone is another well written story of the adventures of some of my favourite characters, where we learn a little bit more about them. Once again John writes in a style that is hard to put down and leaves you wanting more. Looking forward to the third book.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Review by: Dave King on Sep. 20, 2013 :
Gladstone 2 picks up not long after the rip-roaring conclusion of Gladstone. Jack still wants to go back to Denver to pick up his precious printing press. Suans wants to tag along even though many of her Gladstone compadres express their disagreement with her leaving town. So what could go wrong with a little drive to Denver to pick up a printing press?

Once there, Jack introduces Susan to his childhood friend, Frank, a US Marshall. Now, with that in mind, might there be an adventure in store for the two lovebirds?

Much like Gladstone, book two of the series is jam-packed with realistic dialogue and more of Mr. Miller's dry humor. Oh, and like book one, his love for animals, especially the wild ones, shines through.

If you're looking for more of what you liked in Gladstone, then Gladstone 2 is right up your alley!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Review by: kathy russell on Sep. 17, 2013 :
this book gets 10 stars from me. keep on writing
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: kathy russell on Sep. 17, 2013 : (no rating)
wow wow wow... again a wonderful book that you want to last forever. Each and every page is delightful. It is great to read a book that takes you to a place you would want to live. A town of wonderful and caring people. Mr. Miller you have a way with "words" which give such pleasure to read. I am looking forward to your next book.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Lissa Gressley on Sep. 14, 2013 :
LOVED IT! The only things I didn't like was it ended too soon. So get to writing Mr Miller!!!! I have read all of John's work and love you can see his confidence grow with each project. A lot of research went into this book, it was the perfect amount of facts to keep the story rolling and give it a feeling of "realness" in a fictional setting. The new characters are a nice balance with the Gladstone ones we have come to know. Frank and Phil were perfect to bring into this setting. Hope we see more of one or both of them in #3. I think we all wish we had a place like Gladstone where we knew all of our neighbors would rush to rescue us if we got in a tough spot or even just said hello and how are you on a daily basis. That part is similar to how I was raised and we have gotten away from that. So thanks for reminding me this story isn't all fiction. Great Job John, now the nagging begins for you to finish #3.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Tom Murphy on Sep. 12, 2013 :
I just finished reading Gladstone 2 and was very glad I read it could not put it down John did a great job of capturing the characters as well as technology of the times with cell phones GPS and DNA scanners all in one devices great job John. I especially liked the versatility of the Gladstone people to band together to rescue one of there own this shows how a community can band together for the good of there people. Again great job JOHN
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Mary C. Findley on Sep. 11, 2013 :
John Miller is really on a roll with this series! Be prepared for a surprising revelation about Susan's past in this second story about Gladstone and its mysteries. I thought finding out about her greatest fear was a good touch, considering her mad and varied skills and how she puts them to use. If I were a beer drinker I would definitely want to sit down and share a cold one with Frank. I also liked how, even with the amazing advantages the people of Gladstone have, they still have trouble taking care of the bad guys without Jack's leadership. But they do all right. And don't miss how Stewart tops his heroics in the first book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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