by John Legg (Goodreads Author)
A young fur trapper finds trouble and a chance to prove himself on a journey up the Missouri, in a novel by the author of " Fire Along the Big Muddy." Jacques Maxwell is the illegitimate son of a Louisiana slave owner and a Creole slave. He runs away at 16, fights in the War of 1812, and ultimately signs on with the Missouri Fur Company. Maxwell encounters more than his sh...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published July 1997)
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John Legg has had more than 50 Westerns published, including a number of series novels, and one book of Western nonfiction. He has also done a number of articles on Western history for national magazines. He has been a newspaper copy editor for more than 30 years. He also has edited novels, articles, short stories, and other works through his editing/critiquing service, JL TextWorks. He has an MSJ...moreMore about John Legg...