by David V. Herlihy
I finally finished this book. Yay!
It’s set in the 1880’s and starts with the story of Frank Lenz and mixes in a little bit of bicycle history during the time. Lenz started as a bicycle racer. As the story unfolds, we see him evolve into a tourist.
Also introduced into the full story are two world tourists, Americans Lewis Sachtleben and Thomas Gaskell Allen Jr.
Sachtleben would come back to the story as the person who retraces Lenz’s last tracks leading to his disappearance. With his knowledge of the areas, seeing as he was there on his own tour, we see the evidence through his eyes and his conclusion of what happened to Lenz. We also get a more in depth story of the areas Lenz went through. The good and the very scary. Sachtleben had the benefit of traveling with a companion on his tour. Lenz, as we find out, did not.
How do I rate this book? I say, buy the hardcover and when you’re done, add it to your library.