Who is the most famous North American train robber? It is Bill Miner, of course, a.k.a. the gentleman train robber. Who were Bill Miner's accomplices? Who could be trusted? Who will betray him? How does a notorious thief manage to hide-out unrecognized? What if Bill Miner has an illegitimate child who comes forward to reveal a dark family secret many years later? What if his daughter is able to prove her story before she succumbs to her illness? All roads lead to the Coldwater Hotel in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. What is hidden in the dome on top of the hotel that is able to prove the family secret? The novel is the first book to offer a hypothetical account of Bill Miner's life as an outlaw on the run. The book has two timelines: the present, May, 1999 and the past period August 1907 to September 1909.