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Title:
Flight of the hawk : the river

A novel of the American West ;

Thorndike Press large print western

Thorndike Press large print Western series.
Title:
Flight of the hawk : the river
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2018.
Physical Description:
401 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
A novel of the American West ; book 1

Thorndike Press large print western

Thorndike Press large print Western series.
Abstract:
"1812 : Missouri Fur Trade. An intimate of the Burr conspiracy, the condemned and hounded John Tylor signs on as boatman with Manuel Lisa's expedition. But the river is now contested as the British, Spanish, and other fur companies prepare to break Lisa's hold. As the expedition battles its way up the violent river, Fenway McKeever lurks in Tylor's shadow. Not only is the half-mad McKeever paid to kill Tylor, but he's convinced himself that by destroying Lisa's expedition, he can sell his services to the highest bidder"-- publisher's description.

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Summary

In 1812, as the fledgling United States is drawn into war, the fate of the far west hinges on Manuel Lisa and his trading expedition up the Missouri River. An intimate of the Burr conspiracy, the condemned John Tylor, signs on as boatman. But lurking in Tylor's shadow is half-mad Fenway McKeever. Paid to kill Tylor, he plans to destroy Lisa's expedition and sell his services to the highest bidder.




Author Notes

W. Michael Gear was born on May 20, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a master's degree in anthropology from Colorado State University in 1979. He married Kathleen O'Neal Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. He has also written several books by himself including the Forbidden Borders Trilogy, Morning River, and Dark Inheritance.

(Bowker Author Biography)