Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W Michael Gear

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W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear are best selling authors & award winning archaeologists who have written over 60 books.

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…
In Coyote Summer, W. Michael Gear returns to a vanished America - a time when the last great Indian nations lived in unfettered freedom. Here is the grand conclusion to the sweeping American saga begun in Gear's bestseller The Morning River, rendered with a historian's concern for detail, an anthropologist's eye for the rich diversity of Native American culture, and a critically acclaimed novelist's evocative prose. In the path of cataclysmic change, two people, bound by forbidden love, must face the terrible truth about themselves, their peoples, and their most cherished principles.Heals Like A Willow has travelled with the white traders, learned their ways, and finally returned to…
In his most exciting and ambitious novel to date, bestselling writer W. Michael Gear mixes an anthropologist's insight, a historian's precision, and a novelist's vision to transport us to the great Missouri - the Morning River - in 1825, when the American interior was about to be opened and many native peoples stood on the brink of holocaust.That same winter, Richard Hamilton, a timid Harvard philosophy student, arrives in Saint Louis on his father's business. Robbed and beaten, desperate to save his life, he reluctantly joins the crew of the Maria, a fur trader's keelboat.Bound for the beautiful, wild, and dangerous Indian country of the Upper Yellowstone, the…