It sounded like an accident. Sandy Wakefield, Flint's uncle, had died in a mining mishap. A short fuse or a mistake was the cause, according to both the town marshal and the mine owner. However, after Flint and Johnny Wakefield pay their respects, they begin to suspect foul play.Sandy was trying to improve conditions for the miners, who are treated little better than slaves, working at long and dangerous jobs for pay that barely keeps the wolf from the door. Then Flint and his brother discover the stripped body of an unknown man along the trail.When they seek to learn his identity, the life above ground gets as dangerous as below. Ultimately, Flint will have to die before there can be "A Reckoning at Orphan Creek"!
Used availability for Terrell L Bowers's A Reckoning at Orphan Creek
February 2008 : UK Hardback
November 2017 : USA Paperback
March 2009 : UK Paperback