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Gold dust : a Red River mystery

Author: Reavis Z Wortham
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2018.
Series: Red River Mystery
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural Northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. They say their assignment is to test weather currents and patterns, but that's a lie. Their delivery of a mysterious microscopic payload called Gold Dust from a hired crop duster coincides with fourteen-year-old Pepper Parker's discovery of an ancient gold coin in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Novels
Detective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reavis Z Wortham
ISBN: 9781464209635 1464209634
OCLC Number: 1050270463
Description: 355 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Red River Mystery
Responsibility: Reavis Z. Wortham.

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As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural Northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. They say their assignment is to test weather currents and patterns, but that's a lie. Their delivery of a mysterious microscopic payload called Gold Dust from a hired crop duster coincides with fourteen-year-old Pepper Parker's discovery of an ancient gold coin in her dad's possession. Her adolescent trick played on a greedy adult results in the only gold rush in Northeast Texas history. Add in modern-day cattle-rustlers and murderers, and Center Springs is once again the bull's-eye in a deadly target. The biological agent deemed benign by the CIA has unexpected repercussions, putting Pepper's near-twin cousin, Top, at death's door. The boy's crisis sends their grandfather, Constable Ned Parker, to Washington, D.C., to extract personal justice. He is joined by a former Texas Ranger Ned left behind in Mexico and had presumed dead. The CIA agents who operate on the dark side of the U.S. government find they're no match for men who know they're right and won't stop. Especially two old country boys raised on shotguns. But there's more. Lots more. Top Parker only thought he had what had become known as a Poisoned Gift, but Ned suffers his own form of a family curse he must deploy. Plus, there are many trails to follow as the lawmen desperately work to put an end to murder and government experimentation which extends from their tiny Texas town to Austin and, ultimately, to Washington D.C. Traitors, cattle-rustlers, murderers, rural crime families, grave robbers, CIA turncoats, and gold-hungry prospectors pursue agendas that all, in a sense, revolve around the center of this small vortex called Center Springs.

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"Reading the seventh Red River Mystery is like coming home after a vacation: we're reuniting with old friends, returning to a comfortable place. Wortham's writing style is easygoing, relying on Read more...

 
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