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The Bridge of Deaths: 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Crash of the G-AESY

September 1, 2014

Catalina 2Maria Catalina Vergera Egan, or MCV Egan as she’s known in the world of readers and authors, is one of my favorite people. Thoughtful, spiritual, kind and damned interesting – I first met her quite accidentally online because we haunted the same esoteric sites. We also both come from families filled with adventurers and ideologues – folks, who through their determination and courage, made it possible for us to sit around and write about those things. Her debut novel, The Bridge of Deaths is quite simply fascinating, and for those of you who don’t know it, I want to bring it to your attention.

In The Bridge of Deaths, we follow Bill and Maggie in London, 2010, as they explore the events of August 15th 1939. When at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Bill and Maggie find a conceivable version of the events.Catalina 4The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Bill and Maggie travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as Archives and historical sources to solve “One of those mysteries that never get solved”. Based on true events and real people (although Bill and Maggie are not real), it is the culmination of 18 years of MCV Egan’s tireless research, sifting through sources and finding a way to help the reader feel that he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. The journey takes the reader to well known and little known events leading up to the Second World War, both in Europe and America. The journey also takes the reader to the possibility of finding oneself in this lifetime by exploring past lives. It is a deeply personal story for MCV Egan, as her grandfather died in the crash or the G-AESY. That’s him pictured above.

5.0 out of 5 stars “An unusual yet much recommended read”, By Midwest Book Review – so don’t just take my word for it.

Please join us here on COLD as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the crash of the G-AESY (which is recounted in full in Mcv Egan’s THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS) and the start of World War II with a month-long history-laden event that will entertain, educate, and enlighten you! As part of this event, a revised version this award-winning and highly-acclaimed account of the events of that fateful day in 1939 will be re-released.

You can purchase and read more about The Bridge of Deaths here:

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M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family. From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo–mostly the story of how he died. She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States. Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class. In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977. She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (the Swedish kind, not the football player kind), Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She then returned to the USA, where she has lived ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish. Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son who, together with their five-pound Chihuahua, makes her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in the subject. She celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd, 2011, and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift.

From → family, thrillers

  1. Have not read “The Bridge of Deaths” – looking forward to your month-long event…

  2. Love this Vic and thanks for hosting me today. I just love COLD

  3. Thank you so much for hosting Catalina, Victoria! It’s much appreciated! 🙂

  4. I’m sorry, forgive me if this sounds stupid, but while this book is based on an historical event, the book is a novel, right? I thought that’s what you were describing, but then it seemed to veer more toward a speculative accounting. Thanks. Ken

  5. It is a novel, Ken, but confusion is understandable and my apologies if I didn’t make things clear. Catalina uses the device of two fictional characters to tell a story about a real historical event. During the process of uncovering possible truths about the crash of the plane in question, the characters fall in love. Catalina wrote the book after years of researching the crash herself – her grandfather died in that crash.

  6. Love this book. And what makes it so fascinating is that the protagonist is the author’s grandfather, that the events referred to in dialogue are real, and because of that and the great writing the scenes are vividly set. Thank you so much for featuring this must read book.

  7. Cheers, I’ll check it out.

  8. Oh, good. The writer is lovely and such and interesting woman.

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