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The Thundering Smoke Book 2: The Dutchman’s Plan

The Thundering Smoke Book 2: The Dutchman’s Plan

The Thundering Smoke – Book 2, The Dutchman’s Plan is a continuing evocative story of redemption, resilience, and the enduring bonds of family set against the backdrop of the African wilderness and the tumultuous history that shapes its inhabitants’ lives. Tom Sutton’s journey from grief and despair to purpose and hope is a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for transformation in the face of adversity. As Tom grapples with the aftermath of a tragic mine accident, he finds solace and purpose in the companionship of Heidi, a young orphan girl whose resilience mirrors his own. Their relationship blossoms into a bond of father and daughter, anchored by love and mutual healing.

Yet, their newfound family faces challenges and obstacles at every turn. Tom’s determination to adopt Heidi is complicated until the revelation of a letter from the grave. The Dutchman’s Plan for the future of his daughter is cast in stone and unravels secrets of a vast inheritance in the form of Demberra, a sprawling cattle ranch. With the support of his loyal friend Tim and the guidance of Simalala, an African ally from his past, Tom embarks on a journey to carve a future out of the untamed wilderness.

However, their dreams are threatened by the machinations of Bradley, a cunning antagonist hell-bent on seizing Demberra and the hidden fortune of stolen gold it harbors. Bradley engages John Sutton, Tom’s estranged son to assist in his plans. Tom’s resilience is put to the test as he navigates a treacherous landscape of betrayal, greed, and vengeance. Amidst the turmoil, a new challenge emerges in the form of another woman vying for Tom’s affection, testing the bonds forged between father and daughter. As past and present collide, Tom must confront his own demons and reconcile.

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