On the Wrong Track
by Steve Hockensmith
Review by Gayle Surrette
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312347819
Date: 06 March 2007 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Starting shortly after the incident in Holmes on the Range, in On the Wrong Track we find the Amlingmeyer brothers trying to find work where Gustav can use his investigating skills to fight crime. When we join the story, they've used most of the cash savings and been laughed at in most of the places they've asked about employment. However, a chance meeting with a down and out drunk who turns out to be Burl Lockhart, famous in many a penny dreadful, sets them off to become railroad detectives for Southern Pacific. Will this be the chance they need to see Gustav's dream come true or just another chance to fail? From official release/information:
Book Description: Gustav Old Red Amlingmeyer is an old-fashioned kind of guy: He prefers a long trail ride even when a train ticket can get him where hes going in one-tenth the time. His brother Big Red, on the other hand, wouldn't mind climbing down from his horse and onto a train once in a while if it'll give his saddle-sore rear end a rest. So when its Old Red who insists they sign on to guard the Pacific Express, despite a generations-old Amlingmeyer family distrust of the farm-stealin, cattle-killin, money-grubbin railroads, Big Red is flummoxed. But as usual, hell follow his ornery brother just about anywhere.
(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)