A Young Adult Fiction Series by John R. Erickson.
This award-winning book series (Lamplighter) is funny, adventurous, and on the Accelerated Reader (AR) list. You'll like these books!
When fourteen-year-old Riley sees smoke coming from a deserted canyon, he and his younger brother go to investigate-and discover moonshiners have set up a still on their property!The boys and their mother live alone on the Texas ranch, and they know they're in big trouble when even the law refuses to help. Things get even stranger when Riley discovers a sack of gold hidden in the coal stove at his schoolhouse. But then Grampy shows up and is determined to outwit the outlaws.
Discovery at Flint Springs
For fourteen-year-old Riley McDaniels and his brother Coy, it looks as though it's going to be a long, hot summer. There's not much to do on the ranch but tend to the cattle, and with no one else around for miles, the brothers have only each other for company. A surprise visit from their friend Aaron Kaplan changes all of that. Not only does Aaron arrive in an airplane, but he brings an expert on archeology with him. As it turns out, the McDaniels' ranch just might be home to some important archaeological sites!
After Riley and Grampy fight their way home through a blizzard, they are greeted with the ominous news that Sparrow’s notorious former sheriff, Joe McGreggor, is back on the loose! Not only that, there’s been a bank robbery in Sparrow. When suspicious tire tracks are found on the McDaniels’ ranch, the clues begin to add up. With the help of their friend Aaron Kaplan, the McDaniels family sets out to defend their ranch against the desperate trespassers. But, it soon becomes clear that the escaped McGreggor is a bigger danger than anyone imagined!