Leepike Ridge (Gr. 4-8)
Tom Hammond lives in a strange house that is chained to the side of a mountain. His father died three years ago, and now some lousy guy wants to marry his mom. Perhaps unwisely, Tom takes a nighttime float down the nearby creek on a large piece of packing foam that came with a new refrigerator. When the river dumps him into partly flooded caves, Tom has no idea what terrifying and thrilling adventures are in store for him. Above ground, treasure hunts, search parties, and shady characters abound in Tom's absence.
You'll have to decide for yourself if you think that the treasure is worth the effort!