An award-winning book for all ages.
When he is seven, Ron Campbell loses everything: his family, his home, even his ability to walk. The only things that sustain him are his indomitable spirit and his friends. His dream is to be an Olympic marathoner like his father was.
The odds against him are enormous. The relatives he must live with would rather see him dead. First, he must crawl. Next, he must walk. Then, he must run and train, all the while matching wits with deadly foes.
Ron, Emil, and Dovey become the three musketeers of the Mogollon in a tale of grit, fun, love, and suspense.
Richard Ferguson lives in Michoacan, Mexico with Hamish and Poochie, four-legged friends he saved from the streets one way or another. His novels include Blue’s Point, a hard-hitting thriller set in a racist town, and Oiorpata, a cold-war spy thriller. He says that Spirit Runner, his latest novel, is the closest thing to an autobiography he’s ever written. Many of the things that happen to Ron Campbell in the story actually happened to Ferguson.