By Louis L'Amour
“For sheer event L’Amour is in most sensible form.”—Kirkus Reviews
here's the type of authentically precise epic novel that has develop into Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. it's the compelling tale of U.S. Air strength significant Joe Mack, a guy born out of time. while his experimental airplane is pressured down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet felony camp, he needs to name upon the traditional abilities of his Indian forebears to outlive the sizeable Siberian wasteland. just one path lies open to Mack: the trail of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and around the sea to the USA. yet in pursuit is a mythical tracker, the Yakut local Alekhin, who is aware each sq. foot of the icy frontier—and who understands that to seize his quarry he needs to imagine like a Sioux.
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He had both skill and judgment. He had gone to college on an athletic scholarship, one means of paying an athlete without appearing to do so. They had such situations in Russia as well, but in Russia they played for the country rather than for a college. The Makatozi Project had been his most daring, and his superiors would expect results. So far they had given him much freedom of action but there were those who wished to take over the entire operation. Success was imperative in both the Pennington and the Makatozi operations, and his plans had been carefully laid.
On the bench at one side sat Lieutenant Suvarov and the Yakut, Alekhin. There was a chair placed near the table that faced all three. Zamatev gestured to the chair. ” The Colonel had been an attaché in both London and Paris. He spoke English and French with equal fluency. Pennington seated himself warily. What lay before him he did not know. Did they know he had helped the American? ” “Nevertheless, you did speak. ” “Would it be likely? He would not have trusted someone he did not know. He is an Indian.
There would be no inquiries, no diplomatic feelers. Whatever happened now must be of his own doing. He had one asset. They had no idea what manner of man they had taken prisoner. The office into which he was shown was much like a military orderly room. The man behind the table was tall and wide in the shoulder. He studied Joe Makatozi with appraising eyes. For the first time Colonel Arkady Zamatev was seeing a man who had been the center of his thinking for more than a year. Up to this point his personally conceived plan had worked with a fine precision of which he could be proud.
Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour