Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 464 pages, 6.75 × 4.13 × 0.75 in
Published: October 12, 1999
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812567242
ISBN - 13: 9780812567243
Read from the Book
Big Horn Legacy Chapter 1 R obert Campbell caught his reflection in a darkened window. Through all the years, he''d come to dread this day--knowing it lay inevitably just over the horizon. The butterflies in his stomach wouldn''t leave him in peace. Fortunately, they didn''t show in his face. He studied the reflection in the dark glass. He''d grayed since the old days. His face seemed longer, lined, nose becoming more bulbous, and pads of flesh lay under his hard brown eyes. "It''s harder than you thought, isn''t it?" Filling his lungs in the cool damp air, he walked on, turned the corner, and found the little white sign indicating the AC Freight Company. Abriel Catton Campbell wouldn''t expect him to come strolling in out of the Saint Louis night this 21st of March 1850. Abriel had just "purchased" the AC Freight Company from old Andy Crank, who owed Ab a littlemore money than his poker habit could stand. Turning the company over to Ab had settled the accounts, which beat having to call him a deadbeat in public. Saint Louis still lived too close to the frontier and its unforgiving ways. Campbell reached for the doorknob, seeing the yellow glow of lamplight through the smoke-stained window. He hesitated, fighting the urge to simply walk on--forget this hanging debt from the past. The brass knob lay chill under his fingertips. Heart in throat, Campbell entered, booted heels sounding hollowly on the hardwood flooring. Ab peered up from a set of ledgers. All the years on the riv
From the Publisher
It is 1850 in St. Louis, and Abriel Catton receives the last will and testament of his father, Web catton, an enigmatic mountain man. Among the papers are instructions the Ab must reassemble his family: brother and sisters he can barely remember, that separated after the death of his mother. Together they will search for Will Catton''s legacy, all the while pursued by Braxton Bragg and his desire for revenge and gold.
Also in pursuit of the Cattons is General Cavaignac. Fresh from fighting in Algeria, and now struggling for control of France, Cavaignac has heard rumors that the legacy of France is hidden somewhere in the American West. the skeins of Catton involvement are spun through L''Overture''s revolt in the Dominican Republic, to Algeria, and now Cavaignac''s agent Leander Sentor, is narrowing his pursuit on Arabella, Ab''s sister, and the rest of the Cattons. Sentor will not rest until he recovers the legacy of France for his General, and repays Arabella for meddling in French affairs.
The race is on as the Cattons seeks to outmaneuver their pursuers and locate Web Catton''s legacy. But first, the Cattons must renew the bonds of a family shattered by time and distance.
About the Author
W. Michael Gear, who holds a master''s degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants.
W. Michael Gear and his wife, Kathleen O''Neal Gear are co-authors of the First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series (USA Today bestsellers) and live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
From Our Editors
In 1850 St. Louis, Abriel Catton receives his mountain man father’s last will and testament. Ab is instructed to reunite his family — siblings he scarcely remembers, separated after their mother’s death. While trying to bind a shattered family and discover his father’s legacy, Ab and his siblings must contend with a host of enemies. They are pursued by vengeful, gold-digger Braxton Bragg. Ab’s sister is sought by angry French General Cavalgnac’s agent Leander Sentor who wants to punish her for meddling in French affairs. W. Michael Gear’s Big Horn Legacy is a gripping western about greed, revenge and family bonds.