On the Wrong Track

  • by Steve Hockensmith
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gustav "Old Red" Amlingmeyer is an old-fashioned kind of guy: He prefers a long trail ride even when a train ticket can get him where he's going in one-tenth the time. So when it's Old Red who insists on guarding the Pacific Express, despite a generations-old family distrust of the farm stealin', cattle-killin', money-grubbing' railroads, Big Red is flummoxed. But as usual, he'll follow his ornery brother just about anywhere. Trapped on a thousand tons of steam-driven steel, Old Red and Big Red find themselves riding with a crafty gang of outlaws, a baggage car jam-packed with secrets, and a killer hidden among the colorful passengers. Filled with all the wit, flavor, humor, and suspense that made Holmes on the Range such a critical hit, On the Wrong Tack will have you rushing to the station!


What the Critics Say

"Hilarious." (Publishers Weekly)
"As a lively Holmes takeoff, as an inventive melding of mystery and western genres, and as a new source of damn good reading, this series demands attention." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

very enjoyable, BUT

I like these books very much and would rate them 5 stars, but the liberal use of vulgar language is a real put off.
I know many will say that "that is the way people talk" and unfortunatly it's true. That dosen't make me like it.
These would be excellant family books, good plot twists, lots of humor and action. But because of the fowel mouthed characters, I wont let my family hear them. I had forgotten how bad they were when I bought this second one. Will not buy any more by this author
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- William


A western, amystery and Sherlock Holme all in one book. I fervently hope there is another book to come. Read this book if you like any of the above.
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- Onora

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2007
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio