"Listen Ian!"cried Donald MacDonald.
"What's that?" exclaimed his brother Ian. "That noise?"
And so the adventure began.
Don and Ian are on holiday in the Cairngorms with their family, and while out walking in the hills, get on the track of deer poachers.
Their pursuit leads them over mile upon mile of rough Cairngorm country until eventually - and with great risk to themselves - they manage to catch them.
This is a lively story told with Nigel Tranter's usual panache. The characters are well-drawn and distinct, and the descriptions exhale a faithful atmosphere of mist, rock and loneliness.