Edward’s And Dora’s National Park Tour:
In Old Faithful Plot Dora and Edward are headed west along the Lincoln Highway to Yellowstone National Park to escape Adolf Hitler and his spies. The spies are searching for the Lawrence maps, key to world domination, that he happens to have with him. He must hand the maps over to an aid of Winston Churchill, sent to America, before the German dictator does his worst.
But along the way to Yellowstone Dora and Edward get diverted to two other national Parks. They end up in Petrified Forest along Route 66 and even the Grand Canyon National Park. So it turns out to be quite an adventurous romp including a surprise Gila Monster!
Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.
And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.
There is still time to preorder the alternative history thriller on Amazon. It will be published on June 16.
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New Illustration For Old Faithful Plot:
Dora and Edward are focused on a strange creature indeed crawling out from underneath Edward’s 1930’s automobile —- the Gila Monster. A native of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona, this prehistoric survivor, this living fossil, from the age of dinosaurs, is a little out of place in the Petrified Forest National Park of Northern Arizona along Route 66.
This is where they have parked their car on a tip. Churchill’s operative is supposed to meet them there to pick up the Lawrence maps, key to world domination.
But as we learn in the alternative history thriller this poisonous reptile was captured and transported upstate by Hitler’s spy, Helga von Wessel and her German husband who is also Hitler’s financier, Herr von Wessel. They are trying to defeat Dora and Edward and make them surrender the maps to Hitler.
This illustration will appear on the back cover of the paperback book for Old Faithful Plot.
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Route 66 Postcards:
While you are reading Old Faithful Plot, an Edward Ware Thrillers at War novel soon to be published by Cheops Books, LLC, you should have a copy of Route 66 Postcards by your side to leaf through and admire. It will illustrate for you some outstanding restaurants and motels along the western Route 66 that used to run from Chicago to Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s up until the interstate system took over. Certainly Dora and Edward had to use the road to meet an operative of Winston Churchill at the Stone Tree House in the Petrified Forest just outside Holbrook, Arizona. They were supposed to hand over the much coveted Lawrence maps, key to world domination, and sought after by German spies sent by the newly elected Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler. Looking through this paperback book with detachable postcards you can admire the color postcards for such widely dispersed establishments as the Broadview Motor Court in Springfield, Illinois and the Long Champ Dining Saloon in Amarillo, Texas. You can ooh and aah at the Kimo Indian Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico and smile at the Wigwam Village number 6 motor court in Holbrook, Arizona almost at the very rendezvous point for Dora and Edward. Look it up. This gem by Michael Wallis and Suzanne Fitzgerald Wallis gives you a vivid idea of what it was like to travel the Mother Road long ago.
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Dora and Edward Meet A Dinosaur:
Dora and Edward have encountered all sorts of evil forces from Adolf Hitler himself to his secret agents Herr and Helga von Wessel to war itself. But in the Old Faithful Plot, another Edward Ware Thrillers at War novel to be published by Cheops Books LLC later this year, they encounter another kind of enemy all together — a dinosaur.
Now Edward Ware Thrillers at war is an historical novel. It is not fantasy or science fiction. So how is such a claim possible? They must visit northern Arizona to meet Churchill’s spy at the Stone Tree House at the Petrified Forest along Route 66. They are handing over important documents. While searching for the agent, they run into a creature from the Jurassic Period right at their foot, one of only two poinsonous lizards in all of North America — the Gila Monster.
The creature can grow up to two feet long. He is striped pink and black and flicks his tongue as you might expect. He is not an apparition that Dora and Edward want to take lightly or fool around with —- nor Hitler either. The Third Reich must step aside. The Gila Monster has his own secret agenda.
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Cruising Along Route 66 With Cheops Books:
Old Faithful Plot has recently expanded to include Route 66. The Lincoln Highway began in 1913. Route 66 came later. But by 1933, the year of Edward’s and Dora’s epic journey west to escape Hitler’s agents, both existed and were the primary means that Easterners used to drive west, either northwest or southwest.
Fleeing Hitler’s agents and Dora’s husband’s photographers, Edward and Dora begin their journey in a hurry in Manhattan at the Waldorf Astoria. Edward had just come off an ocean liner from England. Now under special orders from Winston Churchill, the back bencher for whom he works, he races west. He is trying to meet a rendezvous set up by Churchill to hand over the Lawrence maps that he has been hiding up his sleeve. He must hand them over before Hitler’s agents get hold of them. After all, they are the key to world domination.
When Churchill’s agent veers off course, Edward gets the word to proceed to Route 66. They are treated to the isolated high plains of Texas and the weird rock formations of northern New Mexico around Albuquerque and the Painted Desert in northern Arizona. They also stop at numerous auto courts and diners along the way that add to the local color of that famous road.
Old Faithful Plot, the next in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series, will soon be published by Cheops Books LLC.
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Old motel sign along historic route 66.
Murder at Stone Tree House:
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Dora and Edward must make their way down Route 66. They get the message in Chicago when they are fleeing from a movie theater with King Kong chasing them. Route 66 begins in Chicago as a gateway to the west. They set off right away to meet Churchill’s messenger so they can hand over the Lawrence maps which are like hot potatoes. They can’t get rid of them fast enough before someone tries to murder them. As the German agents sent by Hitler know — they are the key to world domination in the 1930’s.
Dora and Edward drive through Illinois and Missouri, Oklahoma, too. They can’t get to New Mexico fast enough and finally zoom across the border to Arizona. They are to meet Churchill’s agent at the Stone Tree House in the northern part of Petrified Forest National Monument just outside Holbrook, Arizona. Surrounded by the Painted Desert the building made of petrified stone millions of years old sits waiting for Dora and Edward with its doors open. But no one is there. No one answers when they call out. Suddenly a man falls out of his seat onto the floor dead. The German agents got him! What shall they do next?
Find out what happened at Stone Tree House. Read Old Faithful Plot, the next in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series. It will soon be published by Cheops Books LLC later this year.
Edward and Dora are on their way from New York Harbor all the way to Yellowstone National Park. At the last minute before they turn off the Lincoln Highway to make their way for the East Entrance to the national park, they stop for lunch at a diner. The approaches them with a message delivered the day before by telegraph. It is from Churchill back in London. How did he know they would stop there? There was no other place for miles around, and the backbencher was banking on it.
The Churchill agent with whom they are to rendezvous in the park was diverted suddenly south by Hitler’s spies, Helga and Herr von Wessel, who are chasing them across the country. The agent arrived in the wilds of northern Arizona, hundreds of miles from here. He tried to pick the most obscured location imaginable. They are now to rendezvous with him at a place called the Painted Desert Inn in the northern part of Petrified Forest National Monument right off Route 66.
What will they find in the Petrified Forest at the Painted Desert Inn? Who is lurking there in wait for them? Dora and Edward are about to find out as they pursue this unexpected adventure in the upcoming Cheops Books LLC thriller Old Faithful Plot.
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Painted Desert Inn