Thomas must keep the treasure of Dies Dear from landing in the wrong hands, but there are many secrets beneath Drear House, and not everyone can be trustedThomas Small and his best friend Pesty Darrow have been keeping the secret of the vast treasure that's hidden in Mr. Pluto's cave, once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Pesty also has to keep the treasure a secret from her family, who want it for themselves. And there are plenty more secrets in the underground passagewayshidden rooms, Indian legends, and terrifying ghosts. Now Thomas thinks that Pesty might be keeping some secrets from him, too. If they can't trust each other, how will they ever protect the treasure?This ebook features an illustrated biography of Virginia Hamilton including rare photos from the author's estate.