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."
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(175mm x 106mm x 15mm)
Bantam Doubleday Dell
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US Kirkus Review »
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)
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Author Biography - Louis L'Amour
Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the frontier. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print around the world."