Publisher: Scholastic books 1990. ISBN: 0590736108. 12mo (7 1/4" tall). Paperback in very good+ condition, only light wear overall, crease to bottom corner, interior clean & tight.
Summary: Just before the Penny family sets sail for Lower Canada, Tom's father is knifed in a Portsmouth alleyway. But that's only the first of the dangers threatening Tom, his uncle Matthew and their new life in Canada. And the worst threat of all is the evil Dirk Black - pursuing Tom through shipwreck, rum smuggling and the deep-winter lumber camps of the Gatineau to a final, frightening conclusion..." 230 pages