A thriller which tells of a man who finds himself the sole beneficiary of his grandfather's will and decides against the odds to take up the challenge set by his grandfather to find oil in the Rocky Mountains. From the author of THE LAND GODGAVE TO CAIN and THE LONELY SKIER.
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"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)
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.
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Book Description FONTANA PRESS, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6167748