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The River

(2018)
(The first book in the Flight of the Hawk series)
A novel by

 
 
Once again, New York Times and internationally best-selling author W. Michael Gear turns his master's hand to the frontier West. In the vein of his best-selling Coyote Summer, Gear now takes us to the 1812 Missouri Fur Trade. An intimate of the Burr conspiracy, the condemned and hounded John Tylor signs on as boatman with Manuel Lisa's expedition. But the river is now contested as the British, Spanish, and other fur companies prepare to break Lisa's hold. As the expedition battles its way up the violent river, Fenway McKeever lurks in Tylor's shadow. Not only is the half-mad McKeever paid to kill Tylor, but he's convinced himself that by destroying Lisa's expedition, he can sell his services to the highest bidder.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Flight of the Hawk is a fast-paced story of intrigue, set in 1812, during the fur trade and on the brink of war. With well-detailed scenes and an evocative atmosphere and milieu, it tells the story of a brave man's journey through the complex interplay of Americans, British, French, Spaniards, and Native Americans. This is a compelling, well-researched narrative, from beginning to end." - John D Nesbitt


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Flight of the Hawk The River (A Novel of the American West)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
ISBN: 1-4328-4078-9 / 978-1-4328-4078-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flight of the Hawk: The River (A Novel of the American West)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
ISBN: 1-4328-4067-3 / 978-1-4328-4067-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flight of the Hawk: The River (A Novel of the American West)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
ISBN: 1-4328-4068-1 / 978-1-4328-4068-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU