Wheeler’s great strength as a Western writer is derived from excellent historical research combined with his ability to teach. His Indian characters come alive in this latest tale about Barnaby Skye, an Englishman who makes his home in North America. Married to a Crow Indian woman, Skye saves her life after a murderous raid on their camp by a Blackfoot war party. Skye must defend the helpless woman, who is near death, while battling winter storms as well as two- and four-legged killers on the prowl. Adding to Skye’s trouble are whiskey peddlers trading deadly, strychnine-laced brew to the Indians who can’t resist temptation. Wheeler fans will enjoy this fast-paced adventure.—Phyllis Morreale-de la Garza
In This Issue:
Western Books & Movies
- Fullerton’s Rangers
- Best of the Badmen
- The Natural Superiority of Mules
- From Dominance to Disappearance
- The Fire Arrow
- Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush
- Death Rides a Red Horse
- My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
- Holmes on the Range
- The Legacy of Conquest
- Zane Grey
- Hired Out for a Tough Hand
- Shattered Dreams and Broken Trails
More In This Issue
- Where can I find information on the outlaw known as “The Last Train Robber?”
- Broken bit & Spur
- A Soirée at the Sheridan Inn
- The Tale of Two Russells
- The Klondike Gold Rush Trail
- Phileas Fogg, Eat My Dust!
- Pike Peaked!
- The Buscadero Bio
- Did Buffalo Bill Cody ever ride for the Pony Express?
- My cowboy uncle from Arizona told me he used to clean his clothes after a cattle drive by putting them on an anthill. Was he telling me the truth?
- Can you tell me more about Western novelist Frank O’Rourke?
- In the early 1950s, Smiley Burnette came to Burnham Drive-in Theater in Burnham, Pennsylvania, and children were photographed with him. My mother refused to buy my photo. Are there any negatives/photos in a collection?
- What do you know about the children of Cynthia Ann Parker, the woman who was taken captive by the Comanches in 1836 and returned to her family in 1860?
- Looking for Joe Leaphorn
- Winchester ’73 —Take Two
- Custer, Cowboys and the Man in Black
- Carson City, Nevada