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Curse of the Klondike

by Charles E. Jones


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In the late 1890s, the discovery of gold in the Klondike region of Canada holds promises of relief for the financial uncertainty of the times. The area is just far enough away from the US West Coast to be enticing, and close enough to be tempting to those adventurous enough, or desperate enough, to seek their fortune. Many come and many leave. Some become wealthy, but most die or go bankrupt.

Ed Owens, a man of small beginnings, arrives at this wild place in 1897. He’s hoping the Yukon Territory will be a safe place to hide from all his troubles. All too often he finds himself looking for a new start after some disaster or bad luck has plagued him, but between card playing and the women he meets, something always goes wrong. And eventually he commits an act that cannot be forgiven…

Desperation: Curse of the Klondike follows Ed and the Canadian Mounted Policeman sent to track him down. It is the dead of winter, the weather uncompromising and the terrain difficult, as these two men chase each other under conditions few would want to endure. Their travels result in clever maneuvers of evasion in a wild country where no man is safe.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Dust-Jacketed Hardback, 226 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 30, 2024)
ISBN10: 1977274951
ISBN13: 9781977274953
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Suspense

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Charles E. JonesCharles E. Jones is a retired mechanical engineer who for years was involved in the ballistic missile program, installing sonar equipment and silencing systems on submarines. He grew up in Rhode Island, worked for forty years in the Washington, D.C. area, and is now retired and living in Clearwater, Florida. He is an experienced writer of fiction and has published three books of short stories and two novels.
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