Jake Cooper had it made, high school All-American football player, beautiful girlfriend Jenny, fame and the potential fortune of the NFL. But when he meets Chris Stephens, an 11 year-old history geek and son of a war hero, Jake starts down a path he could never have imagined.
Chris discovers a map on a mysterious medallion that he believes points to an ancient Aztec treasure. He convinces Jenny and her bully of a boyfriend Jake to leave California and join him on a secret trip during spring break to search for the treasure he believes is hidden in North Carolina. The kids are aided by a sage old Cherokee Indian named Luke who was branded a coward by his tribe and has lived alone for most of his life. Luke’s wisdom helps Jake see manhood in a different light. But, will Luke’s gentle way help the kids in their quest?
When the kids reach their destination they encounter their dishonest History teacher and his criminal friends who want to steal the treasure. Chris, Jake and Jenny will have to outsmart the evil teacher; but can a precocious 11 year-old boy, a cheerleader and a high school linebacker defeat three armed and dangerous criminals?
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A book that describes a journey of discovery of wealth, real wealth: family, character, honor, and sacrifice. Tillotson reminds us that what we may perceive as cowardice is courage and what we perceive as worthless is, in reality, the only things of true value.
The General Store
The Chiefs Den
A Day for Exploring
Exploring the Cave
Back in the Cave
The Caves Treasure
Hitching a Ride
Back at Lukes
Back to School
4 Years Later