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Macmillan, Sep 18, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Twelve-year-old Foster knows in his gut that Dax Ganey, the man dating his widowed mother, is a bad seed. Then a mysterious stranger arrives at their Alabama farm, a former Army Ranger in Iraq rambling across the country, and Foster believes he has found an ally against Dax. The stranger proves a fascinating mentor, full of wisdom and secrets. And Dax soon has reason to resent not just him and Foster but also Foster’s mother. A spurned Dax will be a dangerous enemy, but Foster is increasingly aware that the stranger is just as dangerous, if not more so.

From the author of one of the most highly acclaimed children's survival adventures of the last decade comes this tautly wound new novel reminiscent of classic westerns, about a boy caught in the middle of a clash that may turn out to be his own battle to fight.


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User Review  - Noah Spear - Goodreads

Fourmile was a very interesting book. It had very many different layers. It started out by finding a man walking with his dog on a lonely path going to the texas area. Foster and his mother took him ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hayden Anderson - Goodreads

The story starts with the main character, Foster, laying in a barn with his mother calling him to dinner with her boy friend, Dax, who Foster dislikes. Foster sees Dax as a danger to he and his mother ... Read full review

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WATT KEY lives in southern Alabama with his family. Fourmile is his third book. You can visit him on the Web at and!/pages/Watt-Key/166702308308.