How many fourteen-year-old girls have been chased by the cavalry, stopped a runaway stagecoach, tried rodeo barrel racing, and discovered buried treasure? Crystal Blake has. You never know what new adventure Crystal will find in the next chapter!
Fourteen-year-old Crystal and her friend Megan accompany Crystal’s author father to Idaho for a research trip his next project. Then, very strange things happen. They're determined to solve the mystery as they find themselves investigating a series of unusual and scary events in the small, country town of Kamiah. Who are masquerading as the community’s leading citizens? And why?
A burlap bag buried in the middle of a field? Crystal Blake carefully cuts into it, not sure what she'll find inside. It's not squishy at all. And what spills out is heavy, metal, very old, and very broken. She and her dad try to solve the mystery as she wonders what is happening with handsome Shawn Sorensen.
Ready or not, it was Crystal’s turn to perform for the high school rodeo team tryouts. Caleb, her big, gray Appaloosa, dug in and made an incredible turn around the first barrel, almost flipping Crystal. If she kept this up, she’d have a great score. But then, her ankle crashed against the second barrel and it rolled across the arena. Pain shot through her body. She'd never make the team now.
Crystal Blake has a lot on her mind. The mystery of opening an old safe to solve. A huge rodeo competition coming up. And mixed feelings over new friend, Shawn Sorensen, to figure out. And then there's the conflict with Teresa Patterson. Will she be able to overcome her anger and jealousy? And why is she being threatened by men who claim to represent the Snake River Lumber Company?