Wind River (Paperback)
A Barnaby Skye Novel (Skye's West #7)
Forge Books, 9781250183682, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2007
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.
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.
Praise For Wind River: A Barnaby Skye Novel (Skye's West #7)…
“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