|About the Book|
Rob Bean emigrates from Scotland to western Pennsylvania, where his daughter, Bet, and grandson, Beau, join him, and the enterprising family develops a thriving tea route throughout the northern colonies. With war imminent, Beau leads a raid on a British ship and finds a crate that he carries home, where its treasure astounds the Bean clan. Beau joins the army to help train and secure supplies for the troops but his exploits brand him as an outlaw. Wounded and believed dead while returning home, Beaus family must protect him by hiding their treasure. Beau travels west where he meets and befriends a young Jeff Beal. When cemetery hill claims all of the Bean clan except Beau, he leaves his beloved cove for the last time, accompanied by Jeff and carrying a mysterious sheet of numbers that holds the secret surrounding the treasure.