Going Home: A Barnaby Skye Novel
Richard Wheeler's Barnaby Skye has been called the greatest creation in Western fiction since Max Brand's Destry. In Going Home, the year is 1832, six years after Skye deserted the Royal Navy, and now he has a chance to return to England to clear his name and take up employment with the Hudson's Bay Company. But "Mister Skye", as he insists on being called, is as much a magnet for trouble as he is a legend amoung mountain men, and this opportunity of a lifetime begins to disintegrate almost from the moment it is presented to him.
With his devoted wife Victoria and an eccentric botanist named Alistair Nutmeg, Skye makes his way west to Fort Vancouver to begin his journey home. But when the Hudson's Bay Ship Cadboro makes a stopover in Mexican California, Skye's luck -- generally bad to begin with -- runs out. Identified as a Navy deserter, he is forced to make a run for it into the wilderness, where he faces Mexican bandits, Indians, thirst, starvation, and despair -- and where he learns where home really is and what honor really means.
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GOING HOMEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Eleventh in the Western series featuring legendary mountain man Barnaby Skye, by the glorious Wheeler, who has published over 30 richly researched regional novels. As a westerner, Wheeler is a writer ... Read full review
Review: Going Home: A Barnaby Skye NovelUser Review - Topher - Goodreads
Following the advice of my friend Chris, I've been giving westerns a try. This is a middle book in the 2nd series about Barnaby Skye (aka the Skye's West series), a press-ganged british sailor ... Read full review