The gold fever has spread throughout California and the town of Shining is no exception. Its inhabitants risk it all to become rich, while at the same time the cholera epidemic increases. Billy Cannon is digging for Captain Cook’s legendary red gold like everyone else, but he is also moving closer to the woman he loves. To find it, he will set off on a great adventure that will turn his life upside down one too many times. A thrilling read that captures the feelings and emotions of an era.