By Neil Douglas Newton
On Sept. 11, 2001, Mike Dobbs’ life was forever changed. Reeling from his nightmare experience in New York’s subway as the twin towers collapsed he retreats from his high power Wall Street life to his run down country house. Soon he is embroiled in the life of Eileen Benoit and her 7-year old daughter Megan as they flee Eileen’s abusive ex-husband. As a result, Mike is thrown into a world he knows nothing about and he is forced to answer the question, how far would you go for someone you love?
Note from the author: “The Railroad was inspired by my actual experiences in the subway as the towers went down on 911. Therefore, the part of the book that deals with 911 is the semi-fictional account of what happened to me.”
Praise for Newton
“An extraordinary journey with an amazing denouement. A note to Mr. Newton’s genius is the change of voice at the end. A nuance that may be lost in the melee of the final realisation, but one which exemplifies the change point beautifully. In conclusion, this is a stunning debut novel and one that I highly recommend. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Newton in the future.”
“Overall, the story is paced well and there were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing and turning pages. The writing, at times, reminded me of DeMille. All in all, I really liked, and would recommend this book.”