When Fiona MacGillivray refuses the bandit Paul Sheridan, it’s up to her son to to save her.
Book Three of the Klondike Mystery Series by Vicki Delany!
In the summer of 1897, Fiona MacGillivray and her eleven year-old son, Angus, arrive in Vancouver in time to hear the news gold discovered in the Klondike! Fiona immediately sets off for Skagway, Alaska, intent on opening a theatre. After one encounter with infamous gangster Soapy Smith and his henchman Paul Sheridan, she decides to pursue her ambitions on the other side of the border in Dawson City. As a dying man breathes his last, he passes on to Sheridan a map pointing due north to the fabled Gold Mountain, where hills of gold keep the heat from hot springs contained in a valley as warm as California.
Sheridan is determined to become the king of Gold Mountain and to marry Fiona and make her his queen. Fiona, of course, wants no part of these mad plans. When Sheridan refuses to take no for an answer, Fiona must rely on Corporal Sterling of the North-West Mounted Police, young Angus, and a headstrong assortment of townsfolk to help thwart his scheme.
If you loved Gold Mountain, check out the fourth book of the series, Gold Web.
Set in Dawson, Yukon Territory, in 1898, Delany s rousing third Klondike caper (after 2010 s Gold Fever) offers more adventure than mystery. While Fiona MacGillivray plans to make an honest living from all the men the gold rush has brought to town, gangster Paul Sheridan, who just wants to marry her, has other plans as well as a map to a mountain of gold. When Sheridan kidnaps Fiona, Cpl. Richard Sterling of the North-West Mounted Police, who keeps the peace in Dawson, gets on her trail. Fiona s account of her abductor s poorly equipped expedition into unmapped wilderness alternates with the efforts of Sterling s rescue team. Digressions that provide background for the main characters slow the narrative, but hints of romance and the supernatural carry it along as well as vivid descriptions of the region s spare landscape. The bizarre closing twist will leave readers prospecting for a sequel.