Conned into kidnapping a young woman, Burke Thomas, free-wheeling private investigator of things from the long past and part-time treasure hunter, has to free her. Before he can do so he finds the client who hired him dead. Then a gang is after him, the local sheriff is asking embarrassing questions, and worse, he was only vacationing in the area in hopes of finding a long-buried, massive hoard of ingot gold. A novel set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, an unstated few years ago.For the last couple of years Ia#39;ve awakened early, before first light, and once awake I cana#39;t stay in bed. ... The hotel coffee shop wasna#39;t open yet so I cranked up the old jeep and started south through the end of the night, one eye open for a place I could find enough coffee to ... Ia#39;d bought it from a used car lot in Denver after my release from service in Nam. ... Below that a smaller display, internally lighted, offered a 24-hour coffee shop, a bar, a drug store and, surprisingly, a jewelry store.
|Publisher||:||Writers Exchange E-Publishing - 2001-09-01|