In 1946, a powerful freight train storms across West Virginia. Half a century later, police learn the terrible truth about that night. The railway mystery sets off a bizarre series of present-day crimes that threaten to derail State Police detective, Josh Draper, and his alluring assistant, Annie McBride. The two race to unravel the past while an environmental disaster looms and dangerous criminals from New York prepare to clash with the inhabitants of a tranquil valley called Briar Fork. Enjoy this tour-de-force Henry D. Smith classic, complete with his trademark humor, colorful characters, striking West Virginia settings…and the engineering marvels he is renowned for bringing to life.