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 loved this book years ago and I still do! Great recoding, job well done!
I have read this book several times over the years, as have most of my family. When I found it on the audio book list I had to have it. What a delicious treat on cold snowy nights in Idaho to listen to this classic mix of modern intrigue and ancient Indian wisdom. My mother and I enjoyed each syllable of this expertly narrated story. The only disappointment is that there won't be a follow-up. A story to be enjoyed by everyone .
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.
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