I love this book. I am 65 yo and trying to learn to write children's books. I was blown away by the depth of the research and all the information it gave about a subject that I had just lightly researched. The story keeps you going. This guy is my new favorite author.
Not as good as other teen-age level books by this author. Primarily a murder/hidden treasure mystery, this is set in pioneer Washington State, with Nathan, the son of a lighthouse keeper, as the main character. The reader will also learn about the lives and social customs of the whale-hunting Makah Indians, the original inhabitants of the area.