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Where The River Runs
     

Where The River Runs

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by Richard S. Wheeler
 

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In the warm months of 1849, twelve men leave Fort Leavenworth on a peace expedition to the far-flung Indian nations. Led by Captain Jedediah Owen, they take the American Fur Company steamboat up the Missouri River and vanish into the wilderness.
Months pass, but finally the army asks Jean Gallant, American Fur's finest scout, to search for the missing party. He

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In the warm months of 1849, twelve men leave Fort Leavenworth on a peace expedition to the far-flung Indian nations. Led by Captain Jedediah Owen, they take the American Fur Company steamboat up the Missouri River and vanish into the wilderness.
Months pass, but finally the army asks Jean Gallant, American Fur's finest scout, to search for the missing party. He follows many tangled leads, but his inconclusive findings lead the army to believe that the members of the peace party are dead. After all, a cholera epidemic is rampant and the winter has been unusually harsh.
But Captain Owen's strong-minded fiancee, Susannah Saint George, refuses to believe that he's dead. Come spring, she'll hire Gallant to lead her across the thawing plains to find the man who left her with words, "Where the river runs, there will I be."

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Library Journal
In 1849 a diplomatic mission to the Indians is beset by disaster, chiefly cholera. Captain Jed Owen, the leader, is the sole survivor. Carrying a haversack of his dying companions' messages to their families which he has sworn to deliver, he struggles through the wilderness along the Missouri River. Coming up the river is his fiancee, Susannah, searching for him even though he has been given up for dead. Her journey is almost as perilous as his. They do meet at last, but their troubles are not over. The author gives us a convincing and memorable picture of the Western wilderness. His management of romance is less heavy-handed than in his earlier novels.-- Sister Avila, Acad. of Holy Angels, Minneapolis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595328888
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/17/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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