Mountain Courage (1999)
THE PRICE OF PEACE...PAID IN BLOOD
In his years living in the wild frontier country of America, Gordon Hawkes has become a mountain man of legendary standing. He has raised his family in exclusion from civilization, returning only to visit trading posts or his adoptive tribe. the Crow. But his hard-won peace and prosperity are about to be threatened by the bloody clouds of war....
While Gordon is escorting the Crow tribe's yearly annuity from the U.S. government, their cunning enemies, the Sioux, ambush the shipment. Captured and enslaved, Gordon must decide whether to live as a slave, die as a prisoner, or renounce his life and join the Sioux tribe.
Now his only hope rests in the hands of his son, Cameron, who must find the courage to face his father's captors, and bring Hawkes back alive....
October 1, 2015
1999 by Jason Manning
Signet Books (New York)
With Cameron's coming-of-age story, the dynamics of the rescue party which he leads, Gordon's relationship with Pretty Shield, and the overarching tale of Gordon's ordeal, this novel turned out to be a very lively, fast-paced and interesting story, in my opinion, a solid installment for the series.