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Golden spike, by Robert Lee Murphy

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Golden spike
Title
Golden spike
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Lee Murphy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869, almost didn't happen. None of the history books mention this crucial event. Only five people were aware of the incident. Will Braddock knew. He was one of those five. It all started when Paddy O'Hannigan attacked Will; his uncle, Sean Corcoran; and Homer Garcon, in Echo City, Utah, four months earlier. When Will chases after Paddy, the Irish thug traps Will into a bigger mess. Fortunately, Jenny McNabb is around to help Will recover. Paddy, desperate for money, creates more trouble by kidnapping Jenny. Will coerces Mort Kavanagh, Paddy's godfather, into providing the ransom money. Jenny tries to escape, but Paddy throws her shoes away and forces her to walk shoeless to the ransom rendezvous point. After getting his hands on the money, Paddy unwittingly brags that he is rich. Kavanagh forces Paddy to return the funds, and Paddy is broke again. Jenny accepts employment as a chef for the Central Pacific Railroad's president, Leland Stanford, who is bringing the Golden Spike to the ceremony in Utah that will commemorate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Paddy sneaks aboard Stanford's train, stabs Homer, grabs the Golden Spike, steals Will's horse, and races away. Will must pursue Paddy again and regain the spike before the railroad officials discover it's missing. If he fails, Jenny, Homer, and Will stand to be accused of being the thieves. (B&N.)
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DLC
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Murphy, Robert Lee
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.U7543
LC item number
G65 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Iron Horse Chronicles
Series volume
3
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  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Orphans
  • West (U.S.)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Orphans
  • United States, West
  • Orphans
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Golden spike, by Robert Lee Murphy
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952982740
Dimensions
23cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781432834395
Lccn
2017008363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982740
Label
Golden spike, by Robert Lee Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952982740
Dimensions
23cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781432834395
Lccn
2017008363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982740

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