The Owl Hunt

A Barnaby Skye Novel

Skye's West (Volume 17 of 19)

Richard S. Wheeler

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Barnaby Skye’s mixed-blood son, Dirk, teaches at the Indian Bureau’s school on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Dirk, or North Star, as he is known among his mother’s people, dreams of helping the Shoshones to live in the new world of the white men. 

When a total eclipse causes panic among the tribe, a young schoolboy has a breathtaking vision that may crush Dirk’s hopes for peace. The boy renames himself Owl, the most dreaded of all totemic birds, and spreads this message: The white men will leave, and the old ways will return.

Owl’s prophecy inspires the Shoshones and the Indian Bureau sees insurrection on the horizon. The army sets out to capture Owl, hang him, and imprison his followers. Dirk must struggle with his own divided allegiances and act as a mediator before it is too late.

The reservation is in grave danger… and only Dirk Skye can prevent a massacre.

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Praise for The Owl Hunt

“One of the best Western writers around today.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Wheeler, a multiple Spur Award winner, explores the issues surrounding the tensions between the two sides…. He also instills the story with his usual vividly drawn characters and crisply written action scenes.  Another winner from a genre stalwart.”
--Booklist

“Wheeler is a master storyteller.”
--Library Journal

“Wheeler has dished up another powerful story of cultures in conflict, misunderstandings, ignorance, and arrogance.”
--Publishers Weekly on The Owl Hunt

“A haunting novel about hubris and its consequence.”
--Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove on Snowbound


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Richard S. Wheeler

RICHARD S. WHEELER is the author of more than fifty novels of the American West. He holds five Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to the literature of the West. He lives in Livingston, Montana, near Yellowstone Park, and is married to Sue Hart, an English professor at Montana State University in Billings.

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The Owl Hunt
A Barnaby Skye Novel
Richard S. Wheeler

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
October 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765361738
ISBN10: 0765361736
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
December 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429928212
ISBN10: 1429928212
336 pages
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