Thin Moon and Cold Mist

Women of the West

Kathlean O'Neal Gear

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Robin Heatherton is a spy for the Confederacy. Disguised as a young boy, she infiltrates Yankee forces during the Battle of the Wilderness, but when her cover is compromised, she must crawl back to her own lines with vital intelligence. Meanwhile, Union Army Major Thomas Corley, obsessed with Robin ever since her espionage work led to the death of his brother, has vowed to track her down, and to kill her. Her husband dead at the hands of the Yankees, Robin flees with their five-year-old son into the untamed reaches of the Colorado Territory, where she'll try to work a gold-mining claim-helped only by gruff, handsome Garrison Parker, a Union veteran with no respect for women. She'll teach him some...unless Corley finds her first.

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Thin Moon and Cold Mist
CHAPTER 1May 1864. 
Robin crawled through the underbrush on her hands and knees, quietly, like a cougar stalking prey, and inched her way into a tangled fortress of deadfall. Logs and other debris lay three feet high. She stretched out and pillowed her head on an old gray trunk. The wood had been weathered by decades of rain and wind. The bark was all gone. Worms had gnawed curving trails in the flesh of the trunk and soft green tufts of moss had taken root; she traced them with her powder-blackened hand. They seemed so delicate, so alien to this battlefield.

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Praise for Thin Moon and Cold Mist

"Robin Heatherton has to be the strongest creation since Sir Walter Scott's Diane Vernon in Rob Roy. A work without flaws." -El Paso Herald Post

"Gear invests this story with historical detail and intriguing plot twists...Enlightening...Lively." -Publishers Weekly

"An accurate rendering of the North American past...a heroine's tale with wide, breathless fictional strides." -Kirkus Reviews

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Kathlean O'Neal Gear

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award for "outstanding management" of our nation's cultural heritage.

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and her husband, W. Michael Gear are co-authors of the First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series (USA Today bestsellers) and live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

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Thin Moon and Cold Mist
Women of the West
Kathlean O'Neal Gear

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
June 1996
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ISBN: 9781466819436
ISBN10: 146681943X
480 pages
$7.99
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