The astonishing past of Jesse is revealed after he dies. He lived in a small Montana town for over fifty years as a solitary man who worked part time in a fishing lodge. It was assumed that he didn't have much money based on his lifestyle and how he conducted himself. No one had a clue about his past history. When he was young, his gang robbed Al Capone of a large sum of money and loot in Chicago. He becomes a man on the run and we learn what he does with the money and how he remained undetected for the rest of his life. Many of Jesse's life's adventures are told from the perspective of a man who was his friend but knew nothing about his past until he died. Jesse bequeaths his wealth and life story to this man and explains why he was unwilling to ever talk about his roots. He relates many of his experiences while on the run. One story is about the search for a cannon that was rumored to have been lost by the US Army in the Idaho wilderness when they pursued Chief Joseph in the Nez Perce War of 1887. Jesse conducts the research pertaining to that artifact and he organizes an expedition to find it. The account of that treasure hunting expedition provides the reader a glimpse into events based on that history.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Dan Landeen is the author of several books related to natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. His interests in fly fishing and snorkeling has led to fly fishing and snorkel guides as well as documenting the history of steelhead fly fishing in Nez Perce country. Dan has fished throughout the west, Iceland, and Alaska.