By Cameron Judd

ISBN-10: 1101604824

ISBN-13: 9781101604823

Jedediah "Jedd" Colter is a guy with sizeable desires that transcend the mountains of North Carolina. while he hears of a band of tourists certain for the gold fields of California, Jedd makes use of his searching talents to persuade the party's organizers to rent him as a shield. The Sadler brothers promise him a reduce of the fortune mining brings them, yet their genuine plan is to hit pay dust by way of changing into retailers and cheat Jedd out of his earnings.

While the adventure is tough and its leaders incompetent, Jedd's average talents let him to maintain the peace and store all of them from catastrophe. but if Jedd is injured alongside the way in which, the Sadlers tell him that his prone aren't any longer wanted and head west with no him. After Jedd recovers he simply has something on his mind—making it to California on his own—and getting inspite of those who did him wrong...

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His lips tightened. Even after so short an acquaintance, Jason could see that Alexandra Durham was not a child. How old was she? Charles had never mentioned a wife in all the time he had known him, and consequently Jason had assumed he had married after returning to England. --twelve at most, whereas this girl was ob- viously fifteen or sixteen at least. A shorter guardianship than he had expected perhaps, but what a complication! ' the girl was asking now, and Jason forced himself to concentrate on what she was saying.

Durham was an archaeologist, taking a break from a dig he was working on in Mexico. He was holidaying in New Orleans at the time, and his initial encounter with Jason took place in the street outside one of the many bars and taverns. He, Jason, had been rolling drunk at the time, he remembered wryly, and was losing the fight he was hav- ing with the burly bartender when Durham recognised a fellow Englishman and intervened. He had settled the bill, which had been the cause of the fight, and the bartender, recognising the fact that sober Jason would have little difficulty in laying him out, had been more than willing to accept the settlement.

His eyes narrowed. Unless she was some dried- up old spinster, who saw this post as a golden opportunity to ingratiate herself with the master of the household. He grimaced. He was cynical, he admitted it. But years of hard living and fending for himself had taught him never to trust anyone's motives at face value. Only Charles Durham had ever helped him, and now he was dead Jason was deter- mined to do what he could for his son--but not at the cost FALLEN ANGEL 9 of his own freedom. He had had one taste of so-called connubial bliss, and like the use of methadone in drug addiction, it had cured him of the craving.

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