The King’s Puzzle

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To be released in 2014.

In 1939, a ten-year-old boy prepared a treasure hunt for King George VI to solve while touring Canada. The boy failed to meet the King as planned at a railway station near the luxurious Smythewood Estates in Ontario. More than 70 years later, the boy’s 16-year-old grandson, Angus Wolfe, learns of the matter from Buckingham Palace. Angus wants to know why his grandfather kept the secret his entire life.

Among the Smythes, it has been whispered over the years that should the matter of The King’s Puzzle ever surface, the family would be ruined. Could the failure of Angus’s grandfather to meet the King in 1939 relate to the disappearance of 19-year-old Carson Smythe? Attractive and enigmatic parliamentarian Sharol Smythe will pay Angus to solve the mysteries.

Amanda, Angus’s girlfriend and homeschooling partner, does not appreciate Sharol’s interest in him. A flurry of escalating physical and psychological attacks rains down upon the teenagers when Angus begins spending time with Sharol at Smythewood Estates. It is evident that Angus threatens the vested interests connected with the Smythe family. To protect his and Amanda’s well-being, he must stay in Sharol’s lair and attempt the impossible—solve Canada’s most famous missing persons case.