Toby is wanted by the police for whipping a boy. When his employer gives him a chance to escape by delivering a still far north, he takes it. Going with a greedy and cold-hearted man named Lew, he sets off north, but the farther he gets, the more he suspects Lew. When Toby discovers Lew's plan to keep the still and delivery money, he and an abused girl Gina take the still and run. Trekking through the wilderness and avoiding danger, they make friends along the way, who help them deliver the still. When that is done, Toby and Gina head back to the city.
This is my favorite of the 3 books in the series. I've always liked books about surviving in the wilderness, (my favorite being Hatchet) becuase they almost always have great storylines and adventure. This book has both of those qualities, plus the detailed settings and well-planned characters that also frequently appear in books like this. Like I said before hand, great plot, and in a nice sized book. Not too long and boring or too short and choppy. A great read for testing day if you know what I mean, should last you a good 5 or 6 hours!