Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Sig’s father dies of exposure after trying to rush home across a frozen lake. Soon after, a man arrives at their tiny shack with a Colt revolver demanding his share of a stolen wealth of gold. This taut historical mystery is set in the Arctic Circle in 1899 and 1910.
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?