I reminded myself that once you start to defend someone, it's difficult to find a place to stop. But I went ahead and took that first step anyway... For President Teddy Roosevelt, controlling the east-west passage between two oceans...
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I reminded myself that once you start to defend someone, it's difficult to find a place to stop. But I went ahead and took that first step anyway...
For President Teddy Roosevelt, controlling the east-west passage between two oceans mattered so much that he orchestrated a revolution to control it. His command was to 'let the dirt fly' and for years, the American Zone of the Panama Canal mesmerized the world, working in uneasy co-existence with the Panamanian aristocrats.
It's in this buffered Zone where, in 1909, James Holt takes that first step to protect a defenseless girl named Saffire, expecting a short and simple search for her mother. Instead it draws him away from safety, into a land haunted by a history of pirates, gold runners, and plantation owners, all leaving behind ghosts of their interwoven desires sins and ambitions, ghosts that create the web of deceit and intrigue of a new generation of revolutionary politics. It will also bring him together with a woman who will change his course-or bring an end to it.
A love story set within a historical mystery, Saffire brings to vibrant life the most impressive-and embattled- engineering achievement of the twentieth-century.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sigmund Brouwer is the award-winning author of scores of books, from youth fiction to adult thrillers. His books has been lauded in publications such as Library Journal and Booklist and he has received the Alberta Film and Literary Arts Writing Grant twice. He speaks at schools, home-schooling conventions, writing camps and seminars to provide encouragement to reluctant readers and writers and to encourage youth to follow their dreams of a career in writing. He co-founded The Young Writer's Institute with education expert Debra Bell. Brouwer teaches writing courses at Red Deer College. Brouwer, his wife and daughter divide their time between Tennessee and Alberta.- Publisher.