Why should mine-owner Halliday have changed his will? And why should he disappear? Redfern, his solicitor, realizes he must find the answers. His investigations lead him to a gold mine in Yukon and to the high stand of red cedars in the forests of British Columbia where deadly secrets lie.
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English solicitor Philip Redfern learns that his client, millionaire playboy Tom Halliday, has disappeared soon after changing his will. Miriam Halliday seems convinced that her husband's disappearance is connected with his timber and mining interests in western Canada. Then Halliday's son reveals the existence of a curse on anyone interfering with the growth of the "high stand" of prime red cedar trees planted there by an earlier Halliday. Miriam flies to Canada in search of Tom, and Redfern eventually follows, tracking them along a trail that leads from the Yukon to Alaska and back into the Canadian wilderness for a violent confrontation with smugglers. Though the wilderness settings overshadow the action, this is another solid adventure tale from the prolific Innes. William C. McCully, Park Ridge P.L., Ill.
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006173780