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A LOADED GUN. STOLEN GOLD. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.

In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger claiming that Sig’s father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold. Sig’s only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin’s storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?

by Marcus Sedgwick

  • Publication Date: April 13, 2010
  • Genres: Historical Mystery
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN-10: 1596435925
  • ISBN-13: 9781596435926