Bio: Richard S. Wheeler is a multi-award-winning author of over thirty historical novels. His latest release is Masterson, winner of the 2000 Spur Award for Best Western Novel. A former newspaperman and book editor, Wheeler resides in Livingston, Montana.
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In 1841, St. Louis businessman Guy Strauss had sent his hopes, his son, and his money up the Missouri River to the Yellowstone, where he was opening a trading post under the command of a wild mountain man named Broken Leg Fitzhugh. Strauss knew the plan was fraught with danger. But he didn't know how many ways it could go wrong, or who would be the first to die. The Rocky Mountain Company had an enemy in a rival company, and Fitzhugh--fierce, profane, and proud--had one very deadly enemy of his ... more info>>
In 1841, a St. Louis businessman had a dream: to open up the far reaches of the Yellowstone River and commerce with native tribes. So Guy Strauss put together a team of adventurers led by a half-civilized mountain man named Broken Leg Fitzhugh. The plan was to set up a trading post on the edge of a land he knew. Yet from the very beginning, the expedition was buffeted by disaster, plunging the men of the Rocky Mountain Trading Company into a desperate battle for survival. Out in the harsh wilder... more info>>