"This is a true account of certain events that occurred in Scotland in 1965. You might have heard the rumours, whispers of an evil plot involving time travel, dangerous experiments, a secret fortress, a terrible book, famous authors and, regrettably, murder. You might also have heard of heroes who were caught up in this plot, fighting to do the right thing. That sounds a lot more impressive than it actually was. My name is Boone Shepard. I'm here to set the record straight."
Boone is taking a break from writing for The Chronicle newspaper to hunt down and destroy every last copy of a very rare, very dangerous book. But then his editor calls to demand he investigate a missing persons case deep in the Scottish Highlands and he is forced to abandon his personal goals and get back to work. Restless and begrudging, Boone is unprepared when this hunt leads him back to the one story that won't stop chasing him ... his own.
Boone Shepard is the first in a series of young adult novels following the adventures of an Australian expat, errant journalist and accidental hero.
Black and white illustrations at every chapter head and part title (21 in total).Concurrent release of audiobook. Audiobook is read by Gabriel, who has experience as as actor and puts on appropriate voices. This holds appeal for his fans, who like to hear him tell stories, and to teachers, who can play the audiobook while their students read along. Short prequal story distributed prior to realease of the book to generate interest and publicity.Eargerly awaited debut novel by young Australian author.
Gabriel Bergmoser was born in New Zealand in 1991 to a Kiwi mother and Austrian father. He has a wealth of performed plays to his name, including the futuristic Babylon trilogy, Beatles comedy We Can Work it Out and The Lucas Conundrum. He regularly charms and enrages listeners from all over the world with his -reworking of films and TV shows on the podcast Movie Maintenance. In 2015 he completed his Master of Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts and won the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, which saw him flown to the International Emmy Awards in New York to collect his prize.Gabriel lives in Melbourne, where he spends his time writing and not doing much else. His two favourite things are dinosaurs and Bruce Springsteen. Boone Shepard first appeared in a whimsical mystery novel when Gabriel was sixteen and never left.
Part One. The Story of a Lifetime. Page 1Part Two. 1882: Adventures in Modern Journalism. Page 47Part Three. Babel. Page 133