Dastardly deeds and historical high adventure continue in this thrilling sequel from an award-winning author. On the run from the redcoats, the two young highwaymen, Will and Bess, find themselves in Galloway, Scotland, blamed for a murder they did t commit. Here they are captured by smugglers and become embroiled in a story of hatred and revenge that goes back for generations, to the days of the Killing Times. Whose side will they take? Can anything they do end the cycle of religious hatred? And will their own friendship survive?
Nicola Morgan has written a number of critically acclaimed books for young people, including the Scottish Arts Council Award-winning Fleshmarket, Mondays Are Red, Chicken Friend, Blame My Brain, Know Your Brain, The Leaving Home Survival Guide, The Passionflower Massacre and Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award, as well as numerous home learning titles and a series of Thomas the Tank Engine books. She lives in Edinburgh and is Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.