Wed to a trading company partner to escape life in Montreal under her harsh father's thumb, Camilla Bonnet finds herself widowed and pregnant in the Upper Country frontier. When her brother fails to return for her from Fort William, she is cast on the mercy of the trading post owner's family. She also draws comfort from Bemidii Marchal, a MÈtis hunter who soothes away her misgivings as he finds his own refuge on Lake Superior's Madeline Island.
Bemidii's thoughts of courting a maiden are cut short when he raises his knife against a company man at Fort William's Great Rendezvous. No one will believe he killed to protect his sisterleast of all the beautiful Frenchwoman on Madeline Island who stirs his affectionsnot when she learns that her brother is dead and Bemidii stands accused of his murder. As the sharp blade of truth divides them, will Bemidii survive the justice of powerful men who are a law unto themselves?
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