Where The River Runs

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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 West Point-educated Captain Jedediah Owen, they take the American Fur Company steamboat up the Missouri River to Fort Union and then vanish into the wilderness.

Months go by, and the army asks Jean Gallant, American Fur's finest scout, to search for the missing party. Gallant is more than happy to take on this assignment and visit his many Indian wives, but ...

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Overview

In the warm months of 1849 twelve men leave Fort Leavenworth on a peace expedition to the far-flung Indian nations. Led by West Point-educated Captain Jedediah Owen, they take the American Fur Company steamboat up the Missouri River to Fort Union and then vanish into the wilderness.

Months go by, and the army asks Jean Gallant, American Fur's finest scout, to search for the missing party. Gallant is more than happy to take on this assignment and visit his many Indian wives, but his inconclusive findings lead the army to believe the members of the peace party are dead.

But Captain Owen's strong-minded fiancée, Susannah Saint George, refuses to believe that he is dead. She'll take a packet up the river come spring and find the Captain. She'll hire Gallant to lead her across the thawing plains to find the man who left her with the words, "Where the river runs, there will I be."

When Captain Jedediah Owen is lost in the snow-shrouded mountains of the Montana wilderness, the army is convinced that he could not have survived the harsh, cholera-infested winter. But Owen's fiancee begins a search of her own. Wheeler is the award-winning author of Fool's Coach and the Skye's West series. Evans.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595328888
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • 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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