Quicksilver [NOOK Book]

Overview

A young man disappears in the wilderness of the California mother lode. He leaves behind a gold-flecked rock and a vial of liquid mercury. He is a misfit in the modern world, a throwback to the Gold Rush days.

A venture capitalist--whose gold country is Silicon Valley--hires forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws to track his missing brother.

Following one of the 'lost rivers' of California, Cassie and Walter plunge into the dark ...

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Quicksilver

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Overview

A young man disappears in the wilderness of the California mother lode. He leaves behind a gold-flecked rock and a vial of liquid mercury. He is a misfit in the modern world, a throwback to the Gold Rush days.

A venture capitalist--whose gold country is Silicon Valley--hires forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws to track his missing brother.

Following one of the 'lost rivers' of California, Cassie and Walter plunge into the dark history of the legendary lands, into the dark past of the brothers, into a poisonous sibling feud that threatens both lives and the land.

And the question then becomes: which brother is on the hunt?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045425834
  • Publisher: Toni Dwiggins
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Forensic Geology , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 25,307
  • File size: 334 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a third-generation Californian who migrated from southern Cal to northern Cal. What I like most about my state is that one can go from the ocean to the mountains in one day, with a lunch stop in the desert. I like it so much I've set my forensic geology books in those settings.I'm author of a US History textbook, and have contributed to texts in the sciences. I've done tech-writing for the Silicon Valley computer industry, and that experience hatched an idea that became my first novel, about an attempt to sabotage the nation's telephone system.I went in a different direction with the Forensic Geology Series, taking mystery into outdoor adventure and thriller territory.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Psychological Thriller

    It is a psychological thriller, there's a bit of a cat-and-mouse game going on. This book has a LOT of profanities, which I really dislike. However, I love the mix of history with mystery and all the danger involved with the case. I really had no idea how toxic the Gold Rush was in the 1800s, it really opened my eyes. At the back of the book is a bonus section of links to educational sites. I would give it five stars if it weren't for all the dirty words. It really detracts from the story. I would recommend this book to adults and teenagers who are mature enough not to copy the language in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    EXCELLENT!

    A free Novela and one if the best works of fiction I've read in quite some time. I will be buying more books by Toni Wiggins!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    120 pages, free, not my type of book

    This is a free, 120 page book. It is written in the first person. The editing is very good. It really is not a mystery, although there is a murder or is it an accident, which looks like a murder, or is it a death that looks a murder, but is due to bad health? Hmmm, Guess you will have to read this well thought out story to find the answer. This is almost a treasure hunting mystery. It is more a man's book, even though one of the main characters is a woman. The plot was unusual and it was a fast read. This simply was not a book I found interesting. It has nothing to do with the author, the way the book is written, or the plot. It simply is not a book for me. There is violence, no cursing, a murder perhaps, no sex, no religion, no romance and a trek through the Sierra Madres. There is an awful lot of geo technical talk. For ages 16 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

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    A fairly good story bogged down by a geology lesson

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