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Set in the pristinely beautiful wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in the 1830s, this is a sweeping adventure story o two unlikely lovers as their desperate flight to save each other and their way of life changes the course of history of two empires.Mailywa is an intelligent and headstrong Shoshone tribeswoman, whose arranged marriage to a brutal fur trapper, Black Peter, goes horribly wrong. Nate, an inept young trapper who has fallen in love with her, comes to her aid and the two must survive the perilous winter wilderness together. Both must adapt quickly as they face daunting obstacles, including a stint brokering cotton in the refined, but deadly world of New Orleans. Learning of a murderous British general's plan to kill the American fur trappers and Shoshones and seize all the land west of the Rockies, Mailywa and Nate make a danger-filled trip back to the mountains.Based on true events in American history, the novel brings to life such real mountain man icons such as Jim Bridger and Kit Carson, who Mailywa and Nate must warn of the impending British invasion. Ultimately, they risk everything, including their love, as they face final showdowns with Black Pater and the British in this superbly told action tale.
About the Author
Geoff Spellberg is an avid backpacker, adventurer and mountain climber, whose love and experience in the mountains of the American West provide the beautiful descriptions included in the book. Geoff is also a leading trial lawyer in San Francisco and his in-depth knowledge of the schemes and plans people use to try to get what they want makes the intrigues embedded in the storyline the feel of authenticity. He is working on his second historical novel, set in the 18th Century in Hawaii.