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A desperate man discovers friendship and foul play, love and greed high in the Rockies in this thrilling tale of hope and survival against the odds.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDY MCNAB

He was a man without hope, until a lawyer and a crazy inheritance spurred him to one last desperate roll of the dice.

The old man was convinced, against all evidence, that there was oil in the Rocky mountains. So his grandson sets off to a godforsaken town of shattered hopes and bitter old men, and plunges into a perilous battle against hostile country, powerful enemies and a ticking clock.

Reviews

John Buchan, Stevenson, Henty and Rider Haggard would all, I think, look benevolently upon Mr. Innes

Elizabeth Bowen

A fast and expertly managed story... the Rockies, the squalid 'ghost towns', the dam-building - alll memorably represented

Sunday Times

The British have always been good at producing adventure story writers. Hammond Innes was exceptional even within an exceptional breed..he was...a romantic adventurer in the style of Rider Haggard, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling

Guardian

Mr. Innes's readers were addicts when it came to his books, which were cinematic in sweep and sold 40 million copies

New York Times

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  • Paperback

    9780099577393

    August 1, 2013

    Vintage Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $22.99

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    9781448189656

    June 6, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    320 pages

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