It is 1896 in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The largest gold strike in the annals of human history has just been made; however, word of the discovery will not reach the outside world for another year.
By happenstance, a fifty-nine-year-old Huck Finn and his lady
friend, Molly Lee, are on hand, but they are not interested in gold.
They have come to that neck of the woods seeking adventure.
Someone should have warned them, “Be careful what you wish for.”
When disaster strikes, they volunteer to save the day by making an
arduous six hundred mile journey by dog sled in the depths of a Yukon
winter. They race against time, nature, and man. With the temperature
hovering around seventy degrees below zero, they must fight every day if
they are to live to see the next.
On the frozen trail, they are put upon by murderers, hungry wolves,
and hostile Indians, but those adversaries have nothing over the
weather. At seventy below, your spit freezes a foot from your face. Your
cheeks burn—your skin turns purple and black as it dies from the cold.
You are in constant danger of losing fingers and toes to frostbite.
It is into this world that Huck and Molly race.
They cannot stop. They cannot turn back. They can only go on. Lives hang in the balance—including theirs.
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