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A car transporter begins to suspect that maybe he's transporting more than just cars that people have died in.
Evan's boss John realizes that Evan has become burned out with Police Towing. The death and destruction that Evan sees on a daily basis has finally taken its toll. Not wanting to lose Evan, John proposes for Evan to start his own business in towing salvage cars.
John assures Evan that he can provide him with enough contacts to start the business up. And some how strangely enough the money becomes available to Evan with the unexpected passing of his grandmother.
Now with a new business and a new love interest Evan begins his new life. But soon Evan quickly realizes that the horrors he has encountered at the scene of accidents may not be the end of life as he thought. That maybe souls are still trapped in the ruins of cars they perished in. A curse that began with the very first known automobile accident. A curse that continues to this day. And as with most curses, man has figured a way not to remove it but to profit from it.
It is a hot summer day as the horse drawn wagon makes it way down the side of the mountain towards town. The man at the reigns tries desperately to maneuver the horses around the small confining path that they use as a road.
His family huddles in the back trying to anticipate each turn and bump along the way. Although slow going and very dangerous, it is the only way to get the whole family into town for the festival.
Just ahead, the man sees a cloud of dust and hears a loud rumbling noise coming up the path towards them. With a steep cliff to the one side of him and a thick forest barrier to the other side there is nowhere for the man to pull over.
As the sound gets closer, the horses begin to panic. The man tries to stop the horses but they become afraid and start going faster. Not wanting to go towards the sound the horses try to turn and back up. However, harnessed to the wagon only limits their movement and makes them even more frustrated.
The family in the back has no idea what to do other than try and hold on to each other. The man in the front tries to unlatch the harness to allow the horses to run free thus saving his family from going over the side of the cliff.
The rumbling and the dust cloud comes closer making the horses more frantic. Both horses rear up just as the man can see some sort of contraption coming towards them. When the horses reared up, the man is thrown off to the side. The wagon, with the family still inside, along with the horses tumbles over the side of the cliff.
The man screams as he hears his own family screaming in pain and agony as they fall to their death. Grief stricken the man looks up from the road to see a contraption coming towards him at full speed. Terrified as a deer in headlights the man simply watches as the machine comes at him. It hits him hard and literally rolls right over the top of him.
Barely conscious the man on the road sees two town people get out of the machine and run over towards him. He hears the one man tell the other, "Henry, I told you it wasn't a good idea to bring the automobile up here. Look what you have done!"
Henry bends down to help the man, "Sir? Are you ok?"
The man points over to the side of the cliff and whispers, "My family...."
Henry looks over to Jonathan as Jonathan peers over the side of the cliff, "Henry, my God you have to see this!"
Henry runs over to where Jonathan is standing and looks down the cliff. There he sees several bodies scattered along the mountainside. Two dead horses and what looked to once be a wagon shattered among the rocks with them.
Jonathan looks at Henry stunned, "What are we going to do?"
Henry quickly replies, "We're going to put him with his family."
Jonathan shakes his head no, "Are you crazy? We can't do that, the man is still alive!"
Henry looks disgustedly towards the man, "He's just a damn gypsy and he's pretty far gone, he wouldn't make it anyway. If we do this it will just look like they all went over and it was not our fault."
Henry pauses and goes on, "We can take the automobile back into town and not breathe a word of this to anyone."
Defiantly Jonathan answers, "But everyone knows we came up this way. In fact, they all told us not to but your arrogance brought us here anyway!"
Walking back to the man in the road, Henry says, "I'm not going to fight with you. We will just say we only went up a little way and turned around because the road was so bad. Anyway by the time anyone finds them we'll be long gone."
Knowing no other choice Jonathan agrees and helps pick the man up and takes him to the side of the cliff. As they are about to throw the man over to join his family the man whispers quitely, "I avenge my family by placing the strongest of curses I know. Know this; anyone who shall die in any type of contraption known as your automobile their soul will forever be trapped!"
Transporter of Souls
Review by Tom Henry
I must say I was quite pleased with Transporter of Souls. I had never heard of the author much less knew that she had 2 other books out which I plan on getting. What I liked most about Transporter of Souls was the idea. I'm an avid Horror/Suspense reader and I must admit I've never seen any other book or movie like this. It was refreshing to see something new and unique. The characters were likeable and the author had a real knack for making you feel as if you are right along with her. A true horror classic...I look forward to seeing what her other books are like.
Superb Horror Suspense
This book was so good. It did not take me long to finish it because I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen to Evan and Katie next!!! It was really hot during the days when I was reading this book and in the evening I had the bedroom window open and was reading this book in bed. Well... I got so SCARED that I had to get out of bed and shut the window and double check that I locked the front door!! This book has a great story. I can not wait for the movie. This had everything. Horror, suspense, romance, betrayal, heartbreak, action and disaster!
Transporter of Souls
GREAT READ! I finished Transporter of Souls last night and enjoyed it from cover to cover. I like the way you threw out clues along the way and wove them together perfectly in the end. You did your historical research (gypsies during the Holocaust), and even connected the story to current events. GREAT JOB! So many people start to write books, but never finish them. You've finished FOUR! AWESOME!
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