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His dream was to build magnificent steamboats to ply the rivers of the American frontier. But when Jean Talon began his journey westward, he stumbled upon a deadly conspiracy involving a young woman’s search to find her missing brother, and a ruthless band of renegades. Led by the brazen Baron Torville, this makeshift army of opportunists is plotting a violent takeover of the Louisiana Territory. Jean swears to find a way to stop this daring plan. If he doesn’t, it will not only put an end to all his dreams; it will change the course of history—and destroy the promise of the American frontier.
L'Amour's third, initially in hardcover, for his long extant readership is again period-pioneer-historical-western with a plot difficult to disengage however easy to read: mostly about Jean Talon, a shipwright, traveling up the Missouri in 1821 (had his pirate great-great-grandfather left some gold in the Gaspe?); and pretty if very superior Tabitha Majoribanks, searching for her naturalist brother who seems to be in trouble; and more trouble in the form of a Baron Torville who plans to seize the Louisiana Territory; and, and, and. L'Amour's audience is not only toujours but apparently increasing from book to book as "the most famous writer of Westerns in American today." (Kirkus Reviews)
ISBN: 9780553254365 ISBN-10: 0553254367 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 1st October 1993 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 17.73 x 10.82
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Type: New edition