When the United States was still a new nation, it took immense courage for mountain men like Nathaniel King to venture into the untamed wilds of the Rocky Mountains. But despite the never-ending dangers and hardships, a few bold adventurers struggled to survive and create a life for themselves in the wilderness. To them any risk was worth the greatest treasure of them all … the ability to live free.
To others, though, freedom was not enough. When a Spaniard and his party set out to find a legendary lost gold mine, they needed a guide, the best in the mountains. Convinced that only Nate King could lead them through the deadly wilderness, the Spaniard forced the mighty mountain man to make the journey … a journey that would take every ounce of skill and courage Nate had if any of them were to make it back alive.
About the Author
David L. Robbins was born on Independence Day 1950. He has written more than three hundred books under his own name and many pen names, among them: David Thompson, Jake McMasters, Jon Sharpe, Don Pendleton, Franklin W. Dixon, Ralph Compton, Dean L. McElwain, J.D. Cameron and John Killdeer. Robbins was raised in Pennsylvania. When he was seventeen he enlisted in the United States Air Force and eventually rose to the rank of sergeant. After his honorable discharge he attended college and went into broadcasting, working as an announcer and engineer (and later as a program director) at various radio stations. Later still he entered law enforcement and then took to writing full-time. At one time or another Robbins has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Montana, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. He spent a year and a half in Europe, traveling through France, Italy, Greece and Germany. He lived for more than a year in Turkey. Today he is best known for two current long-running series – Wilderness, the generational saga of a Mountain Man and his Shoshone wife – and Endworld is a science fiction series under his own name started in 1986. Among his many other books, Piccadilly Publishing is pleased to be reissuing ebook editions of Wilderness, Davy Crockett and, of course, White Apache.