Jake Barton, age 12 years old, lives with his mum in Poole, Dorset. His father, lost at sea, whilst on a marine salvage expedition, has never been found. When Jake’s mum has to go away over the Easter Holidays, Jake must stay with Bill, a retired jeweller and his wife Winn.
Jake is fascinated by an antique watch in Bill’s jewellery collection. The watch was given to Bill’s great-grandfather by George Burt, “The King of Swanage,” and Bill explains the legend of the Swanage Gold. Bill’s watch is said to be made from the Swanage Gold, but the rest of the gold is missing. Bill and Winn’s granddaughter, Becky, helps Jake to discover a code engraved in the watch, giving them clues and leading them on what becomes an adventure of a lifetime. However, there is danger lurking, in the form of a criminal mastermind gang, watching Jake and Becky’s every move.
It will take courage, strength, skill and luck to unravel this incredible mystery. But have Jake and Becky got what it takes to find the missing Swanage Gold?
A gripping tale set in the jewel of the Dorset coast!