The Gold Train Bandits by Lee Roddy
(An American Adventure, Book 8)

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Synopsis

In 1934, during the midst of the Great Depression, millions of people were unemployed and homeless across the United States. During these hard times, it's no surprise that the country was overrun with dangerous bank robbers like John Dillinger. While the Depression had forced Hildy Corrigan's family to move to California in hopes of finding work and a home, she never imagined it would bring her face to face with a ruthless outlaw and his gang!

The adventure begins when Hildy Corrigan befriends a new girl named Dixie Mae, who confides to Hildy that her father is a notorious bank robber and has kidnapped her from her mother. Dixie Mae is afraid of her father, who plans to rob a nearby train carrying millions of dollars in gold.

Aided by her feisty tomboy cousin, Ruby Konning, and her friend Spud, the three friends risk their lives to help Dixie Mae escape her captor and to stop the train from being robbed.

Chased across a trestle, tapped and captured, bound and placed with explosive cargo in boxcars plummeting down mountain tracks to certain destruction what an adventure!

 

About Lee Roddy

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Before becoming a full-time author, Lee Roddy worked for a Los Angeles advertising agency writing copy for major corporations and wrote radio network dramas for NBC, ABC, and CBS. He has written over 50 novels and 15 nonfiction works. His numerous children's series include Between Two Flags, Giants on the Hill, Pinkerton Lady Chronicles, D. J. Dillon Adventure, and Kidwitness Tales. His novel, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, became a prime-time television series on NBC. He also wrote the film Jesus for Campus Crusade for Christ.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Bethany House Pub. 175 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction