A Neglected Dam, A Forbidden Love, a Doomed Valley!
A Young Adult, Historical Thriller of the JOHNSTOWN FLOOD
In 1889, Johnstown Pennsylvania is booming – riding the wave of the Industrial Revolution. For 18 year old Samuel Wulff, it is a grimy steel town with no escape and no future. His only beacon is Abigail Walker, the pretty socialite he secretly meets to steal kisses and sometimes more. Theirs is a clandestine courtship however, as both their families disapprove. Then a new threat arrives in his old friend and new rival for Abigail’s affections.
But a threat far worse than their secrets lurk in the bustling valley – an aging dam just 14 miles upriver. Behind it lurks the swollen waters of beautiful Lake Conemaugh. The elite South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club, with members like Andrew Carnegie, have ignored the weakening dam. When torrential rains pour down on the Memorial Day parade, it is only a matter of time before the dam surrenders and they are all SWEPT AWAY.