When fourteen-year-old Riley sees smoke coming from a deserted canyon, he and his younger brother go to investigate-and discover moonshiners have set up a still on their property!
The boys and their mother live alone on the Texas ranch, and they know they’re in big trouble when even the law refuses to help. Things get even stranger when Riley discovers a sack of gold hidden in the coal stove at his schoolhouse. But then, Grampy shows up and is determined to outwit the outlaws.
Together the family sets off on a journey to find the truth and unravels a mysterious web of crime bigger than anything they could have imagined.