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The Purgatory River

(1997)
(Book 16 in the Rivers West series)
A novel by

 
 
Caught in a flagrant indiscretion with his employer's daughter and pursued by some rather angry family members, likable and vibrant Aaron Bent flees to St. Louis and the frontier beyond. Forced, as a bond servant, to join a wagon convoy traveling what would become the Santa Fe Trail, Aaron encounters Talks-to-Ghosts. At a place once known to Talks-to-Ghosts' people as Horse Camp, Aaron escapes the convoy and falls in with Herman and Elena Montoya, a brother and sister fleeing their own past. As part of a small settlement party sent to expand the territorial claims of Mexico they hoped to shape a new life in the basin of the Purgatory River. But, like so much of our frontier history, emotions and misunderstandings will rule the day. And a climactic conflagration will threaten to destroy all who live in this place once known as Horse Camp.

Genre: Western

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Paperback Editions

June 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Purgatory River (The Rivers West)
Author(s): Frank Roderus
ISBN: 0-553-56795-0 / 978-0-553-56795-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Domain
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Purgatory River: Rivers West Series, Book 12
Author(s): Frank Roderus
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June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Purgatory River: Rivers West Series, Book 12
Author(s): Frank Roderus
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Purgatory River: Rivers West Series, Book 12
Author(s): Frank Roderus
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April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Purgatory River by Frank Roderus (Rivers West Series, Book 12) from Books In Motion.com
Author(s): Frank Roderus
ISBN: 1-61453-113-7 / 978-1-61453-113-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Purgatory River
Author(s): Frank Roderus
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