Friday, December 9, 2016

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
352 pages/7 hours

Tom Langdon, is a world-traveling journalist and adventure junkie, but he feels like something is missing in his life.  Because of an altercation with an over-zealous airport security officer, he is forced to take a train from Washington, DC to Los Angeles in order to spend Christmas with his on-again, off-again girlfriend.  In order to make the long trip worth his while he decides to write a story about the charm of train travel.

The story includes larger-than-life characters, a bit of romance, petty theft, and a train-stopping avalanche.  It's a fun story with a couple surprises and perfect for the holiday season.  In another author's hands it might have been too sappy and simple, but Baldacci tells the tale well and leaves a smile on your face.

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