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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (October 15, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1250228956

Amazon Review:

With the international bestseller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now Meyer returns with a shocking discovery―an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal.

January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world.

Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo―in the company of a bewitching woman―aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, where Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them from achieving their task. And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before.

This is book 4 that Nicholas Meyer has written about Sherlock Holmes.  (yes I have them all)  All I can add to the review is that he absolutely nails how Sherlock and Holmes spoke back in the day. He knows the History and If you didn't know better you'd think Conan Doyle wrote the books that Nick Meyer has written

For Star Trek People:  Nick wrote the screen plays for Start TrekVI, Star Trek II, and Star Trek IV.. as well as directed them. 

He is also the writer of Time After Time, Sommersby and others.

I am honored to say that I actually got to meet Nicholas Meyer once in my life.  At the time I lived In California. My dear friend DeForest Kelley invited me and Sue Keenan to the movie set to see a shot being filmed from Undiscovered Country. (It was the scene where Kirk and McCoy were being beamed up from Rura Penthe.  Before the filming began De told us to "wait right here, I'll be right back."... moments later out he walks with Nicholas Meyer to introduce us to  him!  When it came to De introducing "me".. he hemmed and hawed like he didn't know my name..(one of his jokes.. so of course I wanted to get even) Mr Meyer had put out his hand to shake while I looked at De who was grinning like a Cheshire Cat.  I looked at Mr. Meyer and said.. oh, I'm a hugger and wrapped my arms around him for a hug! ( De couldn't control his laughter... poor Nick!)  After that incident Sue and I referred to him as "Nickie" (no disrespect meant)  So to say "Nickie" became someone special to me.  Not to mention that DeForest thought the world of his writing and and directing ..He always knew when someone was special.

So.....   If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes (my movie favorite was Basil Rathbone). Any and all of the books Nicholas Meyer has written would be a no brainer for you!


About the Author
NICHOLAS MEYER is the author three previous Sherlock Holmes novels, including The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for a year. He's a screen-writer and film director, responsible for The Day After, Time After Time, as well as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country among many others. A native of New York City, he lives in Santa Monica, California.


Blogger Cath said...

I absolutely 'love' reading your stories about what you used to get up to connected with Star Trek and the actors. You've done such interesting things, Pat.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Carl V. Anderson said...

What a fun connection. I'm glad you mentioned what he had done because the name was terribly familiar though I had no idea why as I've not read many of the Holmes books by Doyle, let alone anyone else.

It is cool when someone can write in the world created by another and get the voice just right. I have to imagine that is a very rare skill indeed.

2:54 PM  

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