This story opens with the main character Jack Bishop, JB for short, reflecting on two interviews that got him out of the dole queue and back into work where he now manages his own Team of Museum Assistants: he needs to be successful, he is on probation! How JB manages his own team 'us', and the interaction within 'us' and between 'us' and 'them' (the museums' Curators and Managers) is described in and around three story threads in a number of supporting scenes be they at work or at play - not least is a social event that enters into the museums' folklore! The interwoven story lines are developed and occur over a six month period during which time the summer is long, hot and stormy. JB has to try and thwart a planned theft of a valuable artefact before becoming involved in the supernatural and finally has to find time for a burgeoning romance. Museum security is JB's Achilles heel and his attempt to prevent a theft requires some fast tracking to boost his knowledge and understanding. However, his efforts leave him disappointed. JB is drawn into a story of railway tragedy that occurred not long after the end of the Great War at a former railway station, now a technology museum being one of a number of museums JB now helps his new employer to manage. It is at this museum that on several of occasions one of JB's Team is waved at by a porter. JB's curiosity takes him on the trail of a ghost. JB's burgeoning romance appears not purely incidental as a number of fateful coincidences seem to have brought him, his loved one and ghosts together but for what reason?Jack plugs in his mobile phone and dials. ... Within seconds the computer screen flickers into life. ... no fire, but therea#39;s some damage to a side window in the dining room, one pane of glass broken and the internal shutter needs repairing.
|Title||:||Waiting for Jack|
|Author||:||John R Dean|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2010-05|