About the Book
In 1864, headstrong Pinkerton man Zachary Beddoes is tired of guarding hotels and railway stations, so he decides to quit his life of private law-enforcement and head west for gold. In San Francisco, Zachary hears that the best goldfields are north, in British Columbia. Undeterred by warnings of how harsh and unforgiving the Barkerville goldfields can be, Zachary sets off in search of his fortune. But before he can stake his claim, Zachary unexpectedly becomes an outlaw. Forced to flee into the bush, Zachary must rely on a Chinese prospector named Rosh to keep him alive. In an adventure beyond even Zachary’s wildest dreams, he and Rosh dodge bullets and struggle to survive the wild west of the north.
“Both interesting and fun . . . This slice of BC history will be of particular interest to readers who have been to the places that feature in Zachary’s story—even if they’ve travelled there by car or train, rather than on foot or bystern wheeler.” —Geist
“A precious nugget.” —Quesnel Cariboo Observer