A couple of hundred years ago, a wild and unruly family fell upon a floundering ship filled with gold. Gold fever and bandits destroyed the Fiend family, but through their cunning the treasure was hidden and remained that way for almost 200 years.

Edgar Reyner, a multimillionaire, bought the island reputed to be the hiding place of Fiend’s gold. He, too, became a victim of gold fever and was killed for his efforts. Edgar left the bulk of his estate to his unruly and lazy nephew William Reyner (Bill). William Reyner and his grandmother visit the lawyer in a northern Ontario town, where they become the heirs to the Reyner fortune. Bill visits his new island and learns of the mysteries and ghosts that inhabit the lonely outpost. Overcome by the island’s tranquility and beauty, he makes the fatal decision to hunt for the long-lost treasure. Murder and chaos ensue, leaving Bill and his grandmother to face the unknown assailant alone.

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Excerpt from Fiend's Gold

It must have been the bullet that rattled my brains, because I seemed to be hearing the events of that terrible day: the bullet exploding on the rock and in my mind’s eye, I could see Spadafora fall with his hands to his face. The sheer horror and adrenalin of the moment returned like a bolt from the blue.

‘It be yourn, boy,’ a ghostly, hollow voice in my head whispered. * * * * * The inspector’s eyes sparkled as if someone had cracked a joke. He looked at the paper and then his eyes lifted to Gran’s.

‘So what’s this mean, Mrs Hubert?’

‘I do believe it’s the exact geographical location of the very legendary Fiend’s gold.’

Spadafora slipped the piece of paper into his breast pocket.

‘And what if it is?’ he said with a smirk. Gran walked closer to him and whispered something into his ear. Whatever she said surprised him. You could tell by the expression on his face.

‘Alright,’ he said and marched out of the room.

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