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1- Badge of Honor. Twelve-year-old Jem Coulter and his sister Ellie’s live are turned upside down when their father becomes sheriff of lawless Goldtown, California, in 1864.
2-Tunnel of Gold. When the Midas mine plays out, Goldtown may become a ghost town. Jem will do anything to find a way to help save the mine. But is his friend Will’s plan too risky?
3-Canyon of Danger. As “man of the family” for the week, Jem must figure out what happened to their family’s stolen horse and rifle before his father returns home to Goldtown.
4-River of Peril. A trip to Sacramento turns dangerous when Jem tries to help his father keep gold bound for the Union from falling into the hands of Confederate sympathizers.