When fourteen-year-old Riley goes to investigate some strange activity on a remote section of his family's ranch, he meets up with a group of renegades running a moonshine still. Riley knows that this never would have happened while his father was alive, but ever since his daddy died it's been a struggle to keep the ranch safe. Fortunately, Riley's Grampy shows up just in time to help. With Grampy in the lead, the family sets off to find the truth, and gets caught up in a crime ring that extends farther than any of them ever imagined. A compelling mystery, this book combines an intriguing cast of characters with an oft-overlooked period in American history.
- Paperback | 199 pages
- 126.5 x 200.7 x 14.7mm | 158.76g
- 01 Apr 2003
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
With its historical basis and accuracy, and its strong characters the novel rings true. ("School Library Journal")