After U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack is forced down in Russia and later escapes from a Soviet prison camp, he calls upon the skills of his Sioux Indian forebears to evade Alekhin, the Yakut native and legendary tracker, on his trail.After U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack is forced down in Russia and later escapes from a Soviet prison camp, he calls upon the skills of his Sioux Indian forebears to evade Alekhin, the Yakut native and legendary tracker, on his trail.Read Less
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L'Amour takes us to Siberia where an American Airforce pilot in being held in a secret prison. His radio was jammed, and his airplane, a new plane he was testing, was forced down on the sea. He is thought lost at sea. But the Amerian pilot is not just a pilot, he is also part Sioux indian, and grew up in the wilds of Idaho. His name is Joe Makatozi, "Joe Mack" to his friends. Joe excapes frm the prison before he can be interrogated, and heads for the Bering Sea where his ancestors crossed (on land) to reach the America's. The story is about the chase, and Joe's survival techniques in 50 below zero weather. It will keep you in suspense to the end.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-05-16 Readers of L'Amour's Westerns and his recent medieval saga The Walking Drum will not be disappointed by this contemporary epic. Proving that he is above all a great raconteur, the prolific L'Amour sets his latest in Siberia where a downed American test pilot, Joseph ``Joe Mack'' Makatozi, has been taken after his capture by the Russians. Part Sioux, Joe Mack escapes prison only to face the seemingly impossible odds of getting across Siberia to the Bering Strait, where like his ancestors, he can cross into North America. Joe Mack is a classic American hero, thrown back into the wilderness and forced to rely on his wits and his ancestral skills to survive the deadly cold and elude his Soviet pursuers, including his nemesis, a Siberian tracker. L'Amour brings the same colorful realism to this sweeping adventure that has made his Westerns so beloved. 350,000 copy first printing; Literary Guild main selection. ( July)
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