Publication Date: March 1, 2022
Concealed in his jacket are ingots of gold; he just doesn’t remember why.
A young girl running from an abusive foster home kidnaps the older biker with a mystery for a past.
Leaving the mining town in Colorado and crossing state lines, anything can happen.
What neither is looking for or expecting is friendship.
But in the cold of the desert night, life lessons can go both ways—even if they are not about a million dollars in gold.
Growing up is hard enough, even without the shooting.
When a teen runaway needs a safety net, she chooses an unlikely champion in Duff Akens. What might have started as a spur-of-the-moment decision turns into a life-changing adventure.
In Secrets of the Gold, author Baer Charlton delivers a multi-faceted storyline. His gritty writing style works well with the mismatched main characters. Bean’s troubled childhood and subsequent foster care experiences match up to the challenges Duff faces with his memory loss.
From the back of a motorcycle riding through the desert to well-worn seats at a local diner, readers follow the journey as the two build a solid friendship. Under the surface is the mystery of what happened to Duff that left him with motorcycle keys and a jacket full of gold.
Watching Bean evolve from a frightened girl to a capable young woman proves to be quite inspirational. While Duff may not be the poster child of fatherhood, he steps up with integrity and honor.
Secrets of the Gold provides an insightful look inside a friendship born of desperation, complete with a side order of suspense.
Baer Charlton, is an Amazon Best-Selling author, and a Social-Anthropologist. His many interests have led him worldwide in search of the unique.
As an internationally recognized Photo Journalist, he has tracked mountain gorillas, been a podium for a Barbary Ape, communicated in sign language with an Orangutan named Boolon, kissed a kangaroo, and had many other wild experiences in between. Or he was just monkeying around.
His love for sailing has led him to file assignments from various countries, as well as from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a five-mast sailing ship. Baer has spoken on five continents, plus lecturing at sea.
His copyrighted logo is “WR1T3R”. Within every person, there is a story. But inside that story, even a more memorable story. Those are the stories he likes to tell.
There is no more complex and incredible story than those coming from the human experience. Whether it is a Marine finding his way home as a civilian or a girl who’s just trying to grow up, Mr. Charlton’s stories are all driven by the characters you come to think of as friends.
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