The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

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On a train ride to Los Angeles, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon encounters a ridiculous cast of characters, unexpected romance, and an avalanche that changes everyone's Christmas plans.
 

About David Baldacci

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David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
 
Published November 4, 2002 by Grand Central Publishing. 338 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance. Fiction

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His fellow passengers are a mix of flesh: There’s Agnes Joe (a large and overbearing former trapeze artist), Father Paul Kelly (a retired priest), Julie and Steve (an engaged couple who decide to get married on the train—literally), Gordon Merryweather (a sleazo lawyer who calls himself the “king...

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Former globe-trotting journalist Tom Langdon, 41, boards the Capitol Limited to kill many birds with one stone: he's out to fulfill his old man's death wish, find himself, write a fluff pie

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Recently, Baldacci has ventured with success beyond the thrillers that made his reputation, first in 2000 with the historical melodrama Wish You Well, then earlie

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The narrative is loaded with cool train lore (Baldacci dedicates the book to "everyone who loves trains and holidays") and plenty of romance and good cheer, though suspense is low—who can doubt how things will work out?—and the author gets a bit preachy about the advantages of train travel and th...

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His energetic, distinctive renditions of the author's quirky and humorous cast of characters—including a priest, a lawyer, a personal assistant, a tarot card reader and a singer—make up for Baldacci's silly plot twists of reunited lovers, a thief on board the train and the avalanche that has "eve...

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After globe-trotting journalist Tom Langdon is banned from flying due to a meltdown, he must take the Capital Limited train to arrive in LA for Christmas to meet his girlfriend a voice-over actress, which is his dad’s dying last wish.

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full of memorable --- and very witty --- characters, and a set of.

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Reviewing the Evidence

People don't rush on a train, because that's not what trains are for.

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Reviewing the Evidence

For the Christmas holiday, Tom and Leila have decided to go skiing in California so Tom needs to travel across country.

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David Baldacci- The Christmas Train (Warner Books 2004) 3 Stars.

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