WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDY MCNAB
He was a man without hope, until a lawyer and a crazy inheritance spurred him to one last desperate roll of the dice.
The old man was convinced, against all evidence, that there was oil in the Rocky mountains. So his grandson sets off to a godforsaken town of shattered hopes and bitter old men, and plunges into a perilous battle against hostile country, powerful enemies and a ticking clock.
John Buchan, Stevenson, Henty and Rider Haggard would all, I think, look benevolently upon Mr. Innes
A fast and expertly managed story... the Rockies, the squalid 'ghost towns', the dam-building - alll memorably represented
The British have always been good at producing adventure story writers. Hammond Innes was exceptional even within an exceptional breed..he was...a romantic adventurer in the style of Rider Haggard, Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling
Mr. Innes's readers were addicts when it came to his books, which were cinematic in sweep and sold 40 million copies