Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee
A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.
At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.
Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.
Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.
Harvey Chute grew up in the Fraser Canyon village of Lytton, British Columbia - a town rich in native culture and colonial gold rush history. In his high school and university years, Harvey spent his summers guiding whitewater raft trips on the Thompson and Fraser rivers. He works as a program manager for an Information Technology consulting firm. Harvey also created the web's largest independent Kindle user forum, KindleBoards.com, which is popular with both readers and authors. Harvey lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife, three daughters, a lovable golden retriever, and a stern cat. He enjoys walking mountain trails, learning blues guitar, and being surrounded by great books. Harvey's previously published works include five technical guides in the "For Dummies" series by Wiley Inc.