I jumped at the screeching whistle. Men swarmed over the distant slope like bees over a wax honeycomb in a mad scramble. “Good heavens. What is that about?”
Uncle Harrison pulled me out of harm’s way. “They’re almost ready to begin the process of hydraulic mining,” he said and pulled his hat down to avoid the hot sun. “You’ll see. This is far better than panning for gold in a creek bed.”
“I can already see how destructive it is, given the run-off,” I said, eyeing the rivulets of dried mud that marked each treeless incline. “I’ve read about how the farmers can’t irrigate their fields and orchards due to the gravel and silt filling the rivers -“
A pretty intriguing and controversial start to ‘Double Or Nothing’, a Western mystery, with intrigue and a dash of romance, and the sequel to ‘Double Crossing’.
Read my review of ‘Double Crossing’ here.
Since I first reviewed ‘Double Crossing’, it has gone on to win the Western Writers of America – Spur Award 2012 for Best First Novel.
‘Double Or Nothing’ has already been recognised by those in the industry, after winning the Laramie Award for Best Western Mystery, 2013
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