A letter from Buckingham Palace prompts 13-year-old Angus Wolfe to investigate "The King s Puzzle" - a treasure hunt created by the boy's grandfather especially for His Majesty King George VI to solve while touring Canada by train in 1939. The young history enthusiast is burning with curiosity. Why did his grandfather keep the Puzzle a secret from his family for his entire life? And why did the boy not keep a promised rendezvous with the King's train in 1939? Aided by his girlfriend, Amanda, Angus attempts to solve a mystery three generations late - with people, places and things gone or unalterably changed. The boy detective is inspired by the voices of two kindred spirits - his puzzlemaster grandfather and King George VI - speaking to him across decades of time. But it soon becomes clear that sinister forces are at work in the present day; someone does not want the King's Puzzle solved and may take drastic measures to foil Angus's attempt. Will his enemy thwart his efforts and possibly bring harm upon the boy and his family?
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Ian Wilson is the author of an award-winning series of books chronicling the last days of steam railway operations in Ontario. A graduate in civil engineering from Queen's University, Ian later honed his storytelling skills through public speaking, improvisational comedy, and entertaining his wife and two young sons with stories. In 2010 he published The Secret of the Old Swing Bridge, his first novel featuring Angus Wolfe, a 12-year-old sleuth from Orillia, Ontario with a passion for history. Angus's adventures continued in 2011 with The King's Puzzle. When not working on a book, Ian can be found laying track on the N-scale model railway in the basement of his Orillia home, searching out old railway lines and highways, or hiking through the woods in search of the elusive pileated woodpecker.
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