Revolver is by Marcus Sedgwick. Set in the Arctic wilderness of the early 1900s, this is the story of a teenage boy who is threatened by a mysterious stranger after his father falls through an ice covered lake and freezes to death. The stranger claims Sig's father has stolen gold from him and he will kill Sig and his sister if they don't give it to him. The problem is Sig doesn't know anything about any gold and, with his father's death, there is no one to ask. The only chance he has is his father's revolver and the training his father gave him in its use. A suspenseful tale boys will love.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content).