MOUNTAIN PASSAGE (1998)
The American frontier. A land wild, free, and dangerous. Survival was the only law. And only a brave man dared accept the challenge of a harsh and unforgiving life. Gordon Hawkes was such a man. A man of strength. A man of will. A mountain man. This is his story...
The promise of a new life drew Gordon Hawkes and his family from the shores of Ireland to the frontier of America. But the sea took a toll on his parents and left Gordon alone to stake his claim. Befriended by a Scots adventurer, Hawkes sets off on an excursion into the wilderness. But trouble has a way of following him. Accused of murder in New Orleans and chased by bounty hunters in St. Louis, he is faced with a test of survival. Only in the wild, untamed mountains of the American West does he find his calling. And it is here that the greatest adventure begins...
September 17, 2015
1998 by Jason Manning
Signet (New York)
First there was Zach Hannah, then Hugh Falconer, and the success of both trilogies prompted Signet to request another mountain man series. I had no idea at the time that the Gordon Hawkes saga would span six novels and occupy the next four years of my life. I enjoyed being able to start at the very beginning -- a dock in Ireland, and write about a sea voyage.