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Ross, Dana Fuller.
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Bantam edition.
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New York : Bantam Books, 1999.
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392 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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The triumphant conclusion to the epic saga of an American pioneer dynasty

They are men and women of bold vision and boundless courage who dared to follow their dreams across an untamed country. Against incredible odds, they would risk everything for a chance to build a glorious future, leaving their mark on a young America whose great destiny would be forever linked with their own.

To the Holts, the idea of America is one worth fighting for. So when Clay Holt learns that a French diplomat once aligned with Napoleon and linked to the death of famed explorer is on western soil, he and Lieutenant John Markham go undercover to find him. To keep America whole, Clay and John will track their elusive quarry up to St. Louis and then west through the treacherous, snowy Rockies. Meanwhile, the other Holts face deadly challenges of their own: Jeff, as a prisoner of the Tlingit Indians in the frozen north; Melissa, in a new venture that sparks a violent rivalry; and Ned, caught in a life-and-death struggle on the high seas. Separated by miles and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the Holts nonetheless battle together in spirit . . . united in their hopes for a burgeoning young nation and a promise they have sworn to keep.

Author Notes

American author James Reasoner specializes in historical military novels, westerns, and mysteries. He also writes under the pseudonyms "Mike Jameson", "Hank Mitchum" and "Dana Fuller Ross." He has written more than 40 novels. His spouse, Livia Washburn Reasoner, is also a prolific writer of westerns, mysteries, and romances. Perhaps Reasoner's best known work is the ten-volume James Reasoner Civil War Series, which features the fictional Brannon family. The series is set in the town and county of Culpeper, Virginia, a major Confederate supply depot in central northern Virginia north of the Rapidan River.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the conclusion to her Empire trilogy, set in the early 18th century, Ross brings to life the spirit and patriotism of the pioneering Holt family. Clay Holt is on a government mission to track the elusive Comte Jacques de la Carde, a French nobleman suspected of illegal land-grabbing schemes and of conspiring with hostile Indians. Saddled with a wife and child and besieged by foul weather, Holt continually remains a step behind his nemesis, and it seems that the U.S. government will lose the Western Territory to the New French Empire. After dropping off his family in a pioneer settlement, Clay, posing as a guide, rescues la Carde's group from an Indian attack and rather predictably spoils their plans. Fans of the series may be left hoping for more: Ross leaves the Holt affairs on an ambiguous note, with Clay's brother Jeff returning from an Indian settlement in Russian Alaska with a story of his own to tell. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved