The Fire Arrow: A Barnaby Skye Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, May 2, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages

Barnaby Skye, the most durable and unforgettable character in modern Western fiction, returns in this harrowing tale of survival from his early years in the Rockies.
In the midst of a brutal winter, Skye's beloved Crow Indian wife, Victoria, is critically wounded when a Blackfeet raiding party attacks a Crow hunting camp. Despite Skye's attempts at doctoring, Victoria's life hangs in the balance as the two, left alone in the frozen wilderness, struggle to survive cold and starvation.
Miraculously, an old mare and her foal wander into their camp. Victoria believes they have been sent by her spirit guide, and finds the strength to ride. Skye and his wife make their way toward Victoria's home village on the Musselshell River. Breaking winter trail is a slow and laborious process, but at the end of the journey they will find peace. Or will they?
Skye's love of whiskey puts his life, and Victoria's, in peril when they encounter a renegade band of Yankee traders taking a wagon-load of a cheap and poisonous raw alcohol to trade among the Indians. Their leader, a former West Point officer, forces Skye to guide them, but all the while the legendary mountain man plots to ruin their deadly enterprise.
In The Fire Arrow, Richard S. Wheeler has fashioned an unforgettable tale of love and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of the American West.



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Fourteenth in Wheeler's western saga featuring mountain man Barnaby Skye (The Deliverance, 2003). As the story opens in the 1850s, Skye's Crow Indian wife Victoria is wounded in an attack at their ... Read full review

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Rough luck plagues mountain man Barnaby Skye in this fourteenth installment to Wheeler's colorful Skye's West series (The Deliverance, etc.). Once a British seaman, Skye is a hunter and trapper in ... Read full review

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Richard S. Wheeler is a five-time Spur Award winner from Western Writers of America and is the acclaimed author of such novels as Sierra, The Fields of Eden, The Buffalo Commons, Aftershocks, Masterson, Eclipse, Exile, An Obituary for Major Reno, and the Barnaby Skye series.

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