Our top rated, coming-of-age spy thriller The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) starts in the ‘Windy City’ that is Chicago where our central character Nine, the ninth-born orphan, is raised…

The vagrant’s parents had always assured him the city’s misleading nickname had nothing to do with the weather. His mother had insisted the Windy City label came from the longwinded speeches given by the city’s Nineteenth Century politicians, while his father claimed the moniker had been mischievously bestowed by competitive New Yorkers in their attempt to win the World Trade Fair of 1893.


From Chicago, readers are taken to the rural centre of Mount Pleasant, in Iowa…

Despite the early hour, Mount Pleasant was coming alive. Many of its seven thousand residents were already up and about. Today was the weekly farmers’ market day, and for many that was the social event of the week. Those who were planning to sell their wares at the market were already making their way to the venue. Some were on foot while others drove vehicles that included cars, trucks and tractors, and even a horse-drawn cart.


From Iowa interstate through America’s Midwest…

By late evening, the Ford Falcon had crossed Nebraska’s western border into Colorado and continued unerringly toward Arizona.

Nine was relieved that Trey showed zero signs of fatigue and didn’t seem interested in stopping or sleeping. Whatever this guy’s on, it’s working. Nine could tolerate the drugs and the heavy metal music, but Caligula’s bowels were something else. Even with both rear windows down, there wasn’t enough fresh air to hide the Pit Bull’s foul stench. What made it worse was Trey seemed oblivious to Caligula’s constant farting.


To Santa Monica, greater Los Angeles…

The orphan watched the Ford Falcon until it disappeared into traffic then stood for a moment and took in his surroundings. To the north were the Santa Monica Mountains, the peaks of which looked like towering silhouettes. To the south he could see the community of Venice. Behind him were skyscrapers of the city’s business district and in front of him was the vast Pacific Ocean. Nine also observed the local populace who included yuppies, hippies, homeless and numerous beautiful people. Clearly, Santa Monica was a popular destination, as evidenced by the amount of tourists who mingled with the locals.


To Guyana’s Amazon rainforest…

Tropical heat, humidity and mosquitoes assailed the unlikely partners as they followed the Maparri River in the isolated Kanuku Mountains, in southwest Guyana. A tributary of the Rupununi River, the Maparri was a scenic wonder. Its usually placid, crystal clear waters occasionally morphed into churning white water, cascading over high, spectacular waterfalls. More than once, the two orphan-operatives had to deviate away from the river to avoid impassable falls and rapids.


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The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

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