Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
Steve Garrett is on the run - again - from big-time drug dealer Carlos Romero and the police. Then he meets Jesse, the young native man with a troubled past and a mysterious mission, who offers him a refuge on a cattle ranch. There Steve learns about new kinds of survival, survival of man and beast against the elements and survival of nature against man. As life begins to take on new meaning, Steve even goes back to school to earn his high school diploma with the help of Lynne, a very special teacher.
But just when it looks as if Steve's going to go straight for good...
About the author
Marilyn Halvorson is the award-winning author of a number of young adult novels set in Western Canada. When not writing, she runs her cattle ranch hear Sundre, Alberta. Marilyn's other books include Blood Brothers, Brothers and Strangers, Stranger on the Run and Stranger on the Line.