Friday, June 25, 2010

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

15 year old Sig is alone in his cabin north of the Arctic Circle with the body of his dead father. Sig is waiting for his sister and stepmother to come back with help when a large, aggressive man comes to the house and refuses to leave. This man, Mr. Wolff, tells Sig that his father had made a deal with him years before and now Mr. Wolff has come to collect the gold he claims he is owed. Sig knows nothing about hidden gold or any deals his father might have made but he knows that Wolff will not be leaving without some money. The only hope Sig has of coming out of this situation alive is the old revolver his father has hidden in their pantry. But he will have to find a way to get to it as well as hope he remembers how to fire it after only practicing with it one time.

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