A small wagon train is ambushed by a group of renegades. The settlers were killed, mules stolen, and the wagons looted and burned. The only survivor is five-year-old Billy Thorne. The boy is rescued and raised by Dusty, a lonely and colorful prospector. Years later, when Billy’s only friend and mentor dies, the young man discovers that the gold Dusty left him makes him a very rich man. Billy finds the empty cabin and loneliness unbearable. He decides to hide the gold and go down the mountain to the town of Rye, Colorado.
In this book, explore the new life of Billy Thorne. Learn about the people he meets, the villains and murderers he overcomes, the education he seeks, and the woman he loves. Billy Thorne’s Gold is more than a Western; it is a story about trust, second chances, hope, and love.
Once again, Charlie Steel, tale-weaver extraordinaire, has masterfully crafted an exciting tale that can be read and savored by readers of all ages.