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Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)
Aiden Lynch is a survivor--only 16 years old, he's seen himself through
near-starvation on the Kansas prairie, a brutal journey on the Oregon trail, and
backbreaking work in a lumber camp. Now he's reached the glittering city of San
Francisco, and though his future is uncertain, promise lies ahead. Luck seems to
favor him as he manages to stay one step ahead of trouble, even in the city's
notoriously dangerous Barbary Coast. And it is pure fortune that leads him to a
wealthy family, and then the high-stakes poker game in which he wins a
ship--fully outfitted and ready for trade. The trade he has inherited: importing
guano, a highly potent fertilizer, from island mines in Peru. But what he finds
in Peru is a savage business--conditions at the mines are unthinkable, the
workers forced into servitude. When Aiden becomes involved with a miner who
claims to be a kidnapped Chinese nobleman, all his loyalties are called into
question, and he's plunged into a dangerous game. Congratulations to Juanita N., your book will be shipped out very soon. Thank you for entering!.