The newest release in the multiple award-winning Montooth quintet, Montooth 3: Red Cross of Gold features Carty Andersson and her Crew—Blake, Hale, and Mack—finishing up their senior year of high school and preparing to enter Purdue University in 1954.
Carty and the Crew are swept up into the bizarre murder of a university professor, and the prime suspect is none other than Carty herself—in part because of her prowess with the bow and arrow. Her cousin Grant joins The Crew to help prove Carty’s innocence.
Carty’s elementary school nemesis, Dolder, is back as well, ratcheting up his plans to make Carty’s life miserable while she deals with increasing police pressure.
Meanwhile in Cuba, the diabolical Cruz Cruz deepens his influence with Fidel and Raúl Castro. Carty’
Readers discover more about the ancestors of Sally Canfield—the former “witch” and title character from the first Montooth novel. Moreover, Montooth 3 reveals secrets regarding the origins and extent of the vast Canfield treasure, stemming from the era of the Knights Templar in the Crusades of the Middle Ages.
Sally introduces another of Robert Jay’s charming signature fables, this time about Montooth, the enormous alligator, encountering a war of the bees, bears, and ants in the Florida swamps.
Action and adventure abound in this captivating tale that combines history and mystery. Appealing characters, a gripping storyline, and inventive plots prove a winning combination for novelist Robert Jay and his dynamic Montooth series—a crossover sensation that has become a favorite of young adults and their parents.
Author Robert Jay has been honored by the Florida Writers Association, receiving its prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award for historical fiction. He has also been recognized by the Young Voices Foundation for his devotion to inspiring and educating his audience, receiving literary awards for both adult and young adult fiction. Visit www.montoothbooks.com for more information.