Rendezvous and Dark Passage (Mass Market)
Two Complete Barnaby Skye Novels (Skye's West)
Forge Books, 9780765380654, 688pp.
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Two complete novels in one low-priced edition from beloved Western author Richard S. Wheeler: Rendezvous and Dark Passage
Barnaby Skye, a seaman in the Royal Navy, jumps ship at Fort Vancouver in 1826 with little more than the clothes on his back. Fighting for life, he heads inland toward an unknown fate. Skye falls in with legendary mountain men, and finds another unexpected turn in his life when he meets the Crow maiden, Many Quill Woman, who will become his wife.
In 1831 Skye accompanies his wife to her village, where she falls in with Jim Beckwourth and accompanies him on a raid among the Blackfeet. When she's abducted by the Bloods, the deadliest band of Blackfeet, Skye trails her into Canada, where he's still wanted for deserting his ship four years ago. Then Sky himself is taken prisoner, and Victoria must escape her captors to free the man she loves.
This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
About the Author
Richard S. Wheeler (1935-2019) wrote over fifty novels and several short stories. He won six Spur Awards (for Fool's Coach, Sierra, Masterson, Drum's Ring, Vengeance Valley, and The Canyon of Bones) and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature. His series include Skye's West and The Witness.
Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. Wheeler lived in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana.