Dr. Joseph Barake is an economist who specialized in corporate financing. He was instrumental in financing several mining ventures and worked in Canada, Paris, France, and London England.
He is now catching up with his goal of writing and plans to weave many mysteries around McClarty, his likable but unlikely hero.
McClarty,a genial used car lot owner, blessed with a superb line of blarney, wins fabulously rich mining claims in a poker game. In his efforts to parlay his claims into millions, he gets embroiled in trickery and murder. The surprising finale plays out in the unspoiled, grand Wilderness of the vast North, during a world class dogsled race that Portage Falls sponsors to save itself from bankruptcy