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Dark Passage

Skye's West

Richard S. Wheeler

Forge Books

It is 1831 and Barnaby Skye, the deserter from the Royal Navy turned Rocky Mountain trapper, joins his wife, Mary Quill Woman of the Crow nation, in a journey to her village on the Yellowstone. "Victoria", as Skye calls her, is unhappy with her husband--he drinks too much, and seems afraid to help fight her people's enemies. She falls under the spell of Jim Beckwourth, the wealthy mulatto war chief of the Crows, and in a raid against the Blackfeet, ancient enemies of her people, she is abducted.

Now, Skye must come to her rescue in the Canadian wilderness, win her back from the deadliest of all the mountain tribes, and win her heart again.

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DARK PASSAGE
oneIt had never occurred to Barnaby Skye that domestic discord could ruin a rendezvous or even threaten his future as a mountaineer. Even less had he imagined that it would transform his life. But his young Crow wife, Victoria, was unhappy and on the brink of leaving him, and that was how the trouble began.He was summering on the Popo Agie near its confluence with the Wind River that summer of 1830, enjoying the great annual gathering of his trapping friends, the thing they all had ached for during the long bitter year. This was the long-awaited shining time. During all those wintry
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Praise for Dark Passage

"Winner of the Spur Ward and author of over thirty novels, Wheeler has deepened over time and is now in top form.."--Kirkus Reviews

"Skye is one of the most memorable figures in Western fiction since Max Brand's 'Destry'."--Tulsa World

"More than just an entertaining frontier adventure...A love story told in terms a ruggedly beautiful as the mountain country in which it is set...A Western Writers of America Spur Award winner, Wheeler has a sharp eye for detail and writes prose worth savoring."--Booklist
"Winner of the Spur Ward and author of over thirty novels, Wheeler has deepened over time and is now in top form.."--Kirkus Reviews

"Skye is one of the most memorable figures in Western fiction since Max Brand's 'Destry'."--Tulsa World

"More than just an entertaining frontier adventure...A love story told in terms a ruggedly beautiful as the mountain country in which it is set...A Western Writers of America Spur Award winner, Wheeler has a sharp eye for detail and writes prose worth savoring."--Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Richard S. Wheeler

  • 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.
  • Richard S. Wheeler Larry Mayer
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Dark Passage

Skye's West

Richard S. Wheeler

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