Original Novel #9:
Dark Passage


"Run!" the reverend shouted. "Run for your lives!"


In that split second, life for Matt Booker and his best friend, Jack Davis, turned into chaos. Boy, were they in a lot of trouble!


It all started when they were playing catch in the yard at Whit's End. Jack missed a pass and, while searching the woods for the ball, stumbled upon a trap door. If only Matt and Jack had obeyed the sign that warned, "Keep Out." But they didn't. And then they got carried away. Literally.


Climbing around the The Imagination Station, the two friends were propelled back to the days before the Civil War - not a good place to be if, like Matt, you're black. After interrupting a meeting with the Reverend Andrew, who was helping slaves escape to freedom along the Underground Railroad. well... things just went from bad to worse! Matt was captured by slave hunters, leaving Jack and the reverend to rescue him. But would they find him... and in time?



About the Author

Paul McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch collections, and song lyrics. For the Adventures in Odyssey series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen novels, and two screenplays for the best-selling animated videos. He has dramatized many classics for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, including A Christmas Carol and Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford. He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award–winning Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom and created the highly acclaimed Father Gilbert Mysteries series. Paul lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.


About the Series

Fans of the long-running audio series Adventures in Odyssey can hardly remember a time when there wasn't a Connie or a Eugene--or an Imagination Station. But there was. Now step back in time as these exciting novels whisk you away to the days before the popular radio show. Set in a time before the radio show, these stories often reference the beginnings of inventions like the Imagination Station, familiar characters like the Barclays coming to town, and other AIO references that fans enjoy.


Book Details
  • The second part of the story takes place in Freedom Run.

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