Milt Dale is the Man of the Forest. Living alone in a camp in the wilderness called Paradise Park, he prefers the company of bears, cougars, and wolves to that of the surrounding ranchers and troublemakers. But one day he overhears a conversation that changes his life and convinces him to leave his wild paradise to save a young woman from certain doom.The pioneer spirit runs in Helen Rayner’s blood, but it may not save her from the nasty end that tough guy Snake Anson has planned for her. To get his hands on her uncle’s ranch, he needs to get rid of Helen—by any means necessary. But luckily for Helen, the Man of the Forest is not about to let that happen.
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“No man has employed the Western story formula with better results.”--The New York Times“A story full of the thrills and charms familiar to the readers of Zane Grey.”--ALA Booklist“[Grey is] well up to his mark in this stirring tale.”--The Times Literary Supplement“Fireworks in fiction!”--The New York World
The father of the western novel, Zane Grey (1872 - 1939) was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He wrote 58 westerns and almost 30 other books. More than 130 films have been based on his work.