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Wind River

Wind River

A Barnaby Skye Novel

Skye's West (Volume 7)

Richard S. Wheeler

Forge Books

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Barnaby Skye, the former Royal Navy Captain turned trapper has been offered a lucrative proposal from the US Government. His intimate relations with many Indian tribes, and his marriages to their women, have landed him a job as scout and translator for the government's Indian Affairs. The proposal he must present to the natives: a lopsided treaty in favor of the colonists or certain annihilation.

Torn between the two nations, Skye makes his decision when a powerful army officer threatens his wives and vows to destroy Skye for betraying his country.


Skye must face off against rogue factions of the US Army in hopes of seeing a peaceful and fair treaty through, and the survival of his family and the Great Plains tribes.

Praise for Wind River

“Nobody does it better!” —The Round-Up Quarterly

“Rousing western adventure with good characters, good humor, and good writing” —Rocky Mountain News

“Wheeler now joins the ranks of Larry McMurtry, Glendon Swarthout, Tony Hillerman, and Dorothy Johnson.” —Billings Gazette

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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.

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Richard S. Wheeler

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