(From the publisher):
He runs from a Southern plantation to the shining mountains, an untamed land, where the only law is what a man can enforce with a gun. Nate Grisham becomes a black mountain man, with no desires other than to live free and trap his plews. He'd experienced plenty of trouble in life, from cruel slave overseers to Blackfoot Indians, but none compared to the difficulties now facing him and his partner Cotton Top—a white mountain man who stands head and shoulders above the rest. Nate was a man in love with his mountains, but when Captain Taylor M. Donnelly brutally kills a colonel and his wife, following a robbery, Nate becomes involved. Returning the Captain to the Army, the black mountain man assumes it's finished, until Donnelly escapes and swears to have his revenge. Knowing Captain Donnelly is a killer of women, Nate understands anything might happen, because a man who would harm a woman has no honor. Donnelly becomes a cold-blooded killer and rapist, with little to lose, but nothing will keep him killing the big black man . The action becomes almost non-stop as the two men begin to search for each other and the outcome can only lead to death — for one or the other.
Original title: Nate Grisham, Black Mountain Man
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Mountain Men
Fiction→ Western→ African-Americans in the West