WHEN TORIN SINCLAIR’S mom gets a job as the town doctor in Snow Park, Colorado, Tor can’t wait to learn to snowboard. But on Tor’s first night there, a member of the high school snowboarding team dies. “It’s the curse,” everyone whispers. Tor’s new friends Drake and Raine explain that there’s an old Native American curse on the doctors of the town. Snow Park can never get a doctor to stay. Tor and his friends must piece together a mystery involving an old mine, a Ute curse, the entire snowboarding team—who just might be blood doping in order to win competitions— and an attempt to save the wild river otters of Colorado. But to complete the puzzle, will Tor have to ride the deadly White Gates? And how will he survive the avalanche that follows?
About the Author
Bonnie Ramthun was born in Los Angeles, California, where her grandparents lived, because her home town didn't have a hospital. Central City, Colorado is an old gold mining town in the mountains. Central City didn't have television or radio reception and back then there was no Internet at all. Bonnie and her brothers and sisters spent their summer days reading books. They also explored old abandoned mining camps in the forest, an activity that was strictly forbidden and therefore irresistible. When Bonnie was nine the family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she discovered that the mysterious "radio" her aunt had given her as a birthday gift suddenly started playing music. Bonnie started writing stories at the same time her radio started playing music. Bonnie lives in Erie, Colorado with her family and is hard at work on the next Torin Sinclair mystery, Haunted Water