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By Guy Vanderhaeghe

ISBN-10: 0771086121

ISBN-13: 9780771086120

Within the formidable and masterful ultimate novel of his bestselling trilogy, man Vanderhaeghe, returns to the 19th century Canadian and American West to discover the ultimate days of 1 of the world’s final nice frontiers.

Wesley Case is a former soldier and son of a Canadian lumber baron who units out into the untamed borderlands among Canada and the U.S. to flee a gloomy mystery from his prior. He settles in Montana the place he hopes to shop for a farm animals ranch, and the place he starts off paintings as a liaison among the yankee and Canadian militaries with a purpose to include the local Americans’ unresolved anger within the wake of the Civil warfare. Amidst the brutal violence that erupts among the Sioux warriors and U.S. forces, Case’s plan for a quiet ranch lifestyles is extra compromised via an unforeseen quandary: he falls in love with the attractive, outspoken, and lately widowed Ada Tarr. It’s a budding romance that quickly inflames the jealousy of Ada’s quiet and deeply disturbed admirer, Michael Dunne. while the yankee executive unleashes its ultimate attack at the Indians, Dunne commences his personal vicious plan for vengeance in a single final feverish try to declare Ada as his personal.

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But that hope lasted only a minute or so. ” No difficulty in identifying those voices: the barn was being filled with prisoners of war. Half a minute later came an ominous sound, unmistakably hammer and nails—the door was being nailed up. ” exclaimed a voice. ” There was a babel of protests, cries, and curses. ” He went to the ladder, made by nailing boards onto one of the supporting posts of the barn. The startled man reached up, and Lanny took his hand and shook it, then guided it to the boards, which had not been discovered in the darkness.

The four fugitives chose another point of the compass. Soft snow and mud clung to his feet and made heavy going; a carbine in one hand and an overcoat over the other arm did not make things any easier; but he stuck it out, and it was one of the younger men who first called for a breathing spaced. They had dreamed of a cave in which to hide, but they had found none. They had dreamed of a hollow log into which they might crawl, but they found that fir and pine trees rarely grew that big and the oaks didn’t seem to rot.

IV Monuments resumed work on interrogation; it was the way they could be most useful, setting free the military men for more urgent duties. Lanny’s interest was the keener because his own life was at stake. Many whom he didn’t know would know him, for he had been a conspicuous figure wherever he went in Naziland, the American whom the Führer trusted. Why the Führer trusted him was a mystery to all Germans, except those few who understood the Führer’s peculiarity, that persons whom he had known in the days before he became great constituted a chosen band, above suspicion of self-seeking.

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