Long before there was a mountain man called Preacher, a young adventurer set off with a team of fur traders from St Louis for the time of his life. On a wild frontier, he sought a fortune. Instead he found blood, betrayal and the beginning of a legend. Armed only with a knife, surrounded by a fierce Blackfoot war party, the young man was forced to kill a warrior chief in an act of audacious courage.
But when a grizzly bear attack left him half-dead, he could no longer protect himself. By the time the Blackfeet found him again, he had been abandoned and double crossed, with only one last trick up his sleeve: the ability to talk himself out of an impossible situation – and into a battle for his life