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The Lost Cipher

Michael Oechsle


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Hardcover (5/15/2016)


Lucas has just lost his father in Afghanistan and to help him cope, his grandmother sends him to Camp Kawani. While there, he learns of the lost treasure of Thomas Jefferson Beale, a local legend of a hoard of gold buried in the mountains 200 years ago. The location is encrypted in a set of codes no one has ever been able to decipher. Lucas becomes obsessed with finding the gold to save his home and leads his newfound friends into a dangerous mission into the wilderness to uncover it.

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807580653, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

About the Author

Michael Oechsle teaches elementary school art in a historic town in North Carolina. He holds a business degree from the University of Virginia and another in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington. He has been an advertising executive, a park designer, a professional photographer, and a stay-at-home dad.