Living in the great Northeast woods along the surging log-driving rivers can be walloping good fun for a young boy and his clever hound dog. And the chain of events which began with a dead body and ended with the unmasking of an insidious plot to blackmail and ruin the Grenshaw timber company was the most hair-raising experience of teenaged Digger's life. Competition for control of the timber industry with its great paper mills flamed among the companies along the Micmac. The one-time great riverman, Gus Wellman, could hardly save the Grenshaw when the finger of guilt pointed squarely at him. But Digger and his idol Nick Fales could save Gus. How they prove his innocence and reinstate themselves as expert rivermen unfolds amid the savory aromas of the Northeast woods and in the curious homely vernacular of the surrounding townships. This, over and above the plot, is the distinguishing feature of the book.