Gold Fever is written in the first person as the author wanted his readers to see the story of Everett "Easy" Edwards through his eyes as he experiences his trials in life. The book starts with an action packed situation on the first page where his partner, Bill Shields and he are under siege by Apache Indians. The story moves quickly in a rapid action packed adventure. Easy travels on to the goldfields. Along the way he meets two miners that become life-long partners in this adventures. The three meet two young people, Al and Karen Harris and the six establish a lucrative gold mine. During this time Easy also meets a powerful, unscrupulous mine owner, Clay Brett, who befriends him then turns on him and hounds him throughout the book. Easy falls in love with Brett's step-daughter, Myra, and elopes with her. This only adds fuel to the fire of Brett's hatred for Easy. Easy is ambushed and is rescued by a fifteen year old orphan girl, Lara Adams, whose parents and brother were killed by Brett's men. She becomes Easy's unlikely partner and is featured in every adventure of Easy's life. The reader will love this girl as she is clever and unique. Their many adventures and narrow escapes will keep the reader on edge throughout the book.
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