Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that is Louis L'Amour's hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier - and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.
©1986 Louis L'Amour (P)2010 Random House Audio
I read this book back in the mid 80's. I love the story but it does drag at times with segments that seem to repeat in different chapters. Overall, great story of survival before it was cool to write about survival.
absolutely wonderfully put together.
David Strathairn did a wonderful job narrating this book.
I love Louis L'Amour,s style of writing. very poetic, never give up style of writing.
I still liked it but there was a lot of repeating of the same themes and it ended abruptly. I still liked it. brought back great memories. Makes me want to spend time in the mountains.
52, retired soldier and surgeon. Teach Combat Surgery and Military History and hold the rank of Brigadier. Lost wife, love dogs, ski to fast
I first read this story in Paper Back in the 70’s and it’s just as exciting and engaging in the car forty years on. Well written, crafted characters, good solid story telling at its best. And the subject matter is so clever and engaging. Still one of the best stories I have ever experienced. Really, it’s that good.
this is an awesome book I wish L'Amour had written a second book to complete the journey of joe's.. maybe someday someone will complete this story!
Very good audible could not stop listening to it ..
The whole book.
Wild and awesome adventure..
Great story of the old ways of indians in a modern world. If you enjoy woodsman, Wilderness, and frontier stories. This book is worth the read!
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