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by Wentworth M. Johnson

eBook Fiend's Gold ePub
Author: Wentworth M. Johnson
Language: English
ISBN: 0956103294
ISBN13: 978-0956103291
Publisher: Local Legend (April 27, 2009)
Pages: 216
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 541
Formats: lit mobi lrf mbr
ePub file: 1876 kb
Fb2 file: 1941 kb

Gold fever and bandits destroyed the Fiend family, but through their cunning the treasure was hidden and remained that . Edgar Reyner, a multimillionaire, bought the island reputed to be the hiding place of Fiend's 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. 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.

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Fiend's Gold is a fast-paced, exciting mystery/thriller that never falters or drags on,introducing new people and events as they are needed, fairly often stretching the limits of plausibility, but never so much as to be nonsensical

Fiend's Gold is a fast-paced, exciting mystery/thriller that never falters or drags on,introducing new people and events as they are needed, fairly often stretching the limits of plausibility, but never so much as to be nonsensical. The characters, especially Bill Reyner and his grandmother, are reasonably well developed, and while some of Bill's friends, particularly Dee, are occasionally annoying, and Henny remains an unsolved mystery unto himself, they are a believable group of college-age folks.

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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 tranquillity 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.
Cemav
This is a simple, entertaining mystery about Bill Reyner, a young man whose parents were deceased and he quit college after two years, went to work for a gas station fifty hours a week working like a slave. He didn't know what to do with his life. His Granny Hubert sought him out and took him home with her. Bill's Uncle Edgar Reyner, who made fortunes and spent them just as fast, had died in what appeared to be an accidental explosion on his boat. A law firm in Canada notified Granny and Bill to appear in their offices for the reading of Edgar's Will. Besides other minor beneficiaries, Uncle Edgar bequeathed Granny Hubert $50,000 plus an interest in Saucer's Island on Lake Huron and William $3.5 million dollars plus the balance of the interest in the island and its contents.

Granny and William learned that a rumor lasting two hundred years said that Jeremiah Fiend and his seven sons had raided an American boat and stolen ten tons of gold. Thereafter, the seven sons died and Jeremiah hid the gold somewhere on the island. Several different owners had owned the island during those two hundred years and several of them died mysteriously as if Jeremiah haunted the island, protecting his gold. Bill talked his young friends, Pete, Dee, Henny and Alic, a girl, to join him at his expense on the island while they searched for the gold, as every owner before them had done.

On the island stood a large house, four cottages, a boathouse with boat, a nice beach and a beacon on the end of the island. While Granny, Bill and his friends took charge of the island and its contents, they were joined by a woman named Addy who claimed to be Edgar's old girlfriend. The mystery ensued as people died seemingly accidental deaths, boats disappeared and Granny and Bill, who wanted to be a P.I. attempted to solve the crimes and locate the gold, if there actually was such.

The novel is well written, laid out in such a manner that the reader can remember all of the loose ends, which finishes in naturally a surprise twist. I recommend it to readers of mystery thrillers.
GWEZJ
It's good to know that there are novels available that are written to be read just for entertainment. I had a lot of fun reading Fiend's Gold; it was a welcome break from the quasi-technical stuff that I normally read. I suspect that the author had even more fun writing it. That's just an impression I got from trying to put myself in his place as I read along, but accurate or not it contributed to my sense of engagement. It was almost as if Wentworth Johnson and I were participating in a shared enterprise of putting together an interesting story that was original enough but didn't put excessive creative demands on either one of us.

Fiend's Gold is a fast-paced, exciting mystery/thriller that never falters or drags on,introducing new people and events as they are needed, fairly often stretching the limits of plausibility, but never so much as to be nonsensical. The characters, especially Bill Reyner and his grandmother, are reasonably well developed, and while some of Bill's friends, particularly Dee, are occasionally annoying, and Henny remains an unsolved mystery unto himself, they are a believable group of college-age folks. Bill's grandmother may be a bit of an officious caricature, but I found her wisdom and equanimity very appealing. When everyone else was falling apart, Gran could be relied on to keep things on a more or less even keel. Since I am even older than her sixty-two years, that may help explain why I liked her so much.

The protagonist, Bill, may not be the sharpest tack in the box, but he's the sort of goodhearted, self-effacing guy most readers would like to see do well. The fact that he has nothing in common with usual action heroes, often deferring to his grandmother's judgment, makes him easy to identify with and that much more likeable.

The author writes with skill, but he could use the services of an alert but not too aggressive editor. Johnson sometimes repeats information he's given us just a few pages back as if it were entirely new. He also occasionally contradicts himself, though never with regard to anything of real importance. I imagine that he puts his working manuscript down from time to time, and then picks it up without checking to see just where he left off.

You don't have to buy Fiend's Gold's sort of outlandish premise to enjoy the novel, and it's easy to see that some of the characters would be quick to latch onto the thrilling prospect of untold riches just waiting to be found. So just relax and have a good time with this nifty little novel.
Manona
This is the first in a new series of novels about William (Bill) Reyner. Packed with adventure and mystery, it makes a great read for young adults through to adults. A well-written story that flows with exciting twists and turns throughout. I would imagine this is likely to make a very popular series. Fiend's Gold is an excellent introduction to the life and pastimes of the multimillionaire principal character. Highly recommended.
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