(From the publisher):
Gold fever was an epidemic ready to sweep the Dakota Black Hills, and the men of Custer's Seventh Cavalry weren't immune to it. Those who were desperate enough to desert risked the Army firing squad or Sioux torture. But for Lucius Bratton, it was worth the risk for the chance at a new life - and forgiveness from the son he left behind...
When Tory Bratton was thirteen, his father went off to fight the Civil War - but soon returned, disgraced as a coward. That was more than fifteen years ago, and in that time the boy grew to hate his father. Now a stranger has arrived to carry out Lucius Bratton's dying wish - and to deliver to the young man his father's gold pocket watch. But this gift is more than a simple timepiece, for within it Tory will discover a map to Lucius Bratton's fortune in gold - and a way to reconciliation between father and son...
Original title: Under the Black Hills
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Young Adult Westerns