by Rae Richen
Publisher: Lloyd Court Press
Adventure and history for adults and young adults who seek a story of suspense about mountain climbers, track stars, and the hard life beyond competition.
Seventeen-year-old Jack Huntington is a high school track star and an accomplished mountain climber. These are skills he shares with his famous and demanding father. In Jack’s junior year, a climb with his father in the Oregon Cascades turns into a disaster, almost killing Jack and threatening to destroy his family.
Jack is forced to face his deepest terror. To save himself and his family, Jack learns the vast difference between physical and emotional bravery. He must develop the courage to confront his closed and remote father and forge a deeper relationship.