|Titanic's Resurrected Secret -HEW
A new novel to be published to coincide with the centenary of the sinking
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From a very early age Alex J. Dante had always been captivated by the RMS Titanic and the events surrounding her, from her conception in London; her materialization in Belfast; her demise off the coast of Newfoundland and now the final resting place for many of the victims in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
As the bus pulled into the entrance to the cemetery, he was excited at the thought of embarking on his own personal tour into history but realized that he would be entering a mysterious and gloomy part of Titanic’s past. However, he was unaware that he would become obsessed with a mystery that had remained unsolved for a hundred years.
All the bodies that were recovered were numbered and these numbers appeared on the victims' headstones. If there was no name on the headstone then the victim was never identified.
As he slowly walked along the rows of victims he came across a grave with the inscription:
Died April 15, 1912
The number 223 was of great significance to him. Whenever he saw it he was drawn to it whether it was a car number plate, a route number, a time, or a flight number. Coincidentally there were 2,223 passengers and crew on the Titanic when she sunk.
As he touched the headstone he wondered who this person was and why he suddenly felt a special connection. He could not understand why he experienced such an inexplicable feeling when he touched the grave. It was then that he sensed that he had to unravel a mystery and felt compelled to discover the identity of the person in Grave 223............
Follow Alex J.Dante as pursues his quest in Elkins Park; Philadelphia; Boston; Harvard University and finds clues in London, Cherbourg and Viareggio. What is the significance of the number 223?