Andy Parmentier is 16 when his father dies in the Civil War, and his mother's new husband is murdered. Hoping to replace his sorrow with gold, Andy flees Virginia, and teams up with con-artist Gizzard O'Reilly, on a journey down the Mississippi River to Texas. Neither braves nor outlaws will stop Andy from reaching the gold-laden Cimarron River: a thin ribbon of hope in a land of danger and death.

The Cimarron River 1998, Bantam

ISBN-13: 9780553567984

Mass-market paperback