B. T. Clifford is the author of The Josephine Key, an adventure for the young reader.
Last week, twelve year old Oliver Stanton lost his parents, friends and his home in Boston. That weekend an amateur historian in Tucson found a two hundred year old letter. Two unrelated events yank Oliver from his comfortable life and throw him headlong into a fight for lost treasure, and his very life.
Forced by his parents’ will, he joins Hank, an uncle he’s never met, in the deserts of Arizona. An uncle with a dark past, obsessed with recovering an ancient artifact and finding the Josephine, a legendary gold mine lost to time. Caught in the middle of a blood feud between mercenaries and his reckless uncle, he endures all the fury of nature, and discovers the truth of his ancestry, the strength he has in him, and the man he will become.