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Dead Man's Gold

Under Hill

Cameron Judd

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In a remote mining camp in California’s rugged Sierra Mountains, a small group of men, women, and children are weathering a slow winter—until a band of trigger-happy, whiskey-slugging thieves comes in search of stolen gold. But what these ruffians didn’t count on is having to reckon with the Underhills in a fiery battle that will leave some six feet under…and others rich beyond their wildest dreams.


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Dead Man's Gold
CHAPTER ONEBy dusk the falling snow was thick, accumulating on the ground, the high stone ridges, the windswept conifers--everywhere except on the dead man who lay just below the narrow pass that led into Texas Gulch. Just enough warmth remained in his body to slowly melt the flakes that struck him.A boy of twelve, Daniel Chase, stood rooted in the snow, staring down at this most unexpected find. He'd been headed home to the mining camp, humming to himself, his idle mind wandering. He'd almost fallen over the corpse.The dead man was gray-haired, lightly bearded, maybe fifty years
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  • Cameron Judd

  • Cameron Judd is the author of more than 30 published historical and Western novels, and is an award-winning newspaperman. Two of his novels, Crockett of Tennessee and The Canebrake Men, were national finalists in the annual Spur Awards competition of Western Writers of America. He lives near Greeneville, Tennessee, with his wife.

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Dead Man's Gold

Under Hill

Cameron Judd

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