Carolina Gold

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iUniverse, Jun 25, 2012 - Fiction - 248 pages
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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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Carolina Gold
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.

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Contents

Middle School
1
High School Day One
15
Meeting Jake
27
An American Hero
31
The Principals Report
35
Tutoring Jenny
39
Chriss House
47
The History Teacher
55
The General Store
145
The Chiefs Den
153
A Day for Exploring
169
Getting Help
185
Exploring the Cave
189
Help Arrives
191
Back in the Cave
197
The Caves Treasure
207

The Lab
65
Western Virginia
83
The Idea
87
The Trip
99
Broken Down
107
Hitching a Ride
119
Ronnie Jones
135
Back at Lukes
215
Back to School
219
The Discovery
221
Graduation Day
223
4 Years Later
229
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