The Deliverance

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Macmillan, Mar 19, 2003 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Barnaby Skye, the earthy deserter from the Royal Navy who has carved a career in the Rocky Mountains as a trapper, guide, and magnet for adventure, drifts south to Mexican territory with his Crow Indian wife, Many Quills Woman (or "Victoria," as he calls her), in this thirteenth and newest of the Skye chronicles.

At Bent’s Fort on the Mexican frontier, the Skyes agree to help a mysterious Cheyenne woman, Standing Alone, locate her two children who were kidnapped by Ute Indians several years before and sold into bondage in Mexico. The mission, impossible, dangerous, and foolhardy to all Skye’s friends, takes the three to Santa Fe and Taos and into a strange association with an eccentric, self-proclaimed Texas adventurer and filibuster, Colonel Childress, who agrees to help them for reasons no one can guess.

Childress has a wagon decorated with a Jolly Roger, an enormous Clydesdale horse, and a pet spider monkey named Shine, whose nimble talent for stealing food and performing for coins saves the lives of Skye and his party on several occasions.

But neither the colonel nor his simian can prevent the inevitable consequences of an uninvited foray into forbidden territory. The party is robbed and left naked in the desert by Apaches; Skye is taken prisoner and sentenced to hang; Childress seems to be a traitor but rescues Victoria and Standing Alone, and is determined to find Skye and free him from his captors.

The Deliverance is the thirteenth in a series of early American West frontier novels featuring Richard Wheeler’s Barnaby Skye, the most beloved and enduring character in modern Western fiction.
  

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Contents

Section 1
22
Section 2
28
Section 3
40
Section 4
47
Section 5
55
Section 6
61
Section 7
72
Section 8
92
Section 21
208
Section 22
214
Section 23
220
Section 24
226
Section 25
232
Section 26
238
Section 27
245
Section 28
251

Section 9
105
Section 10
111
Section 11
123
Section 12
135
Section 13
141
Section 14
153
Section 15
159
Section 16
165
Section 17
171
Section 18
177
Section 19
183
Section 20
189
Section 29
257
Section 30
269
Section 31
275
Section 32
281
Section 33
287
Section 34
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Section 35
305
Section 36
311
Section 37
316
Section 38
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Section 39
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

Wheeler is the author of The Witness series, the Skye’s West series, and many other novels.

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