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: After their parents die in an epidemic in 1878, 12-year-old Danny and his six year-old brother Judd are sent to a miserable orphanage. But the boys decide to run away and journey to Bodie Camp, where their uncle is prospecting for gold. When Danny find out that Uncle Hank is involved with a Chinese woman, he refuses to have anything to do with Uncle Hank. The boys lead a wild life with new friends and characters who live in the town, like Madama Moustache and the one-armed lawyer. But when they are faced with alife-threatening problem, they are forced to decide where their futures lie. From Kristiana Gregory, the award-winning author of Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express, comes an exciting historical adventure set in a gold-rush boomtown.