NANCY FINDS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TO BE A LAND OF BREATHTAKING BEAUTY AND HEART-STOPPING MYSTERY
Carson Drew's old friend Charlie Griffin has invited Nancy and her friends to his 800-acre Highland Retreat in the Cascade Mountains. But the sheer pleasure of horseback riding, hiking, and bird-watching soon gives way to the sheer terror of flash fires, deadly rattlesnakes, and unexplained mountainside blasts.
Charlie had intended to sell the retreat to finance his granddaughter's education. Now the legend of an untapped gold mine hidden in the hills threatens to crush his dream into dust. Nancy follows the thread of evidence and discovers that it has become a burning fuse... a shocking secret that could explode at any moment!