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In 1845 an enterprising Philadelphia publisher decides to send a beautiful female journalist, disguised as a schoolteacher, to the Mormon city of Nauvoo on the Mississippi River. He hopes she will lure the Mormon polygamists out of hiding and get the real story that has evaded male journalists too long. Caroline Logan accepts the assignment with dreams of riches and fame as a best-selling author.Caroline refuses to be distracted from her goal, even when she finds herself falling in love with the daring Dan Storm, former mountain man now guard at the Nauvoo Temple construction site.Caroline rejects her feelings for Dan, even when an unexpected clash between Boggs and Storm results in Caroline and Dan becoming stranded on a deserted Mississippi River island. She refuses to be drawn into a romance that would interfere with her book project.Blackmail from Boggs, a slave revolt in a Mexican gold mine, a vicious dog, a surprise Indian raid, an unexpected death, a midnight buffalo stampede, an unorthodox Mormon bishop, and an early winter storm on the continental divide bring this novel to an unexpected conclusion.
Lee Nelson's historical novels have sold hundreds of thousands of copies since his first novel was released in 1981. Nelson has also published a score of non-fiction works including the top-selling Beyond the Veil series.
Nelson is widely respected for his historical research which includes killing a buffalo from the vack of a galloping horse with a bow and arrow.
Nelson was born in Logan, Utah, but spent most of his childhood in California. After serving an LDS mission in Germany, he earned a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters Degree in Business, both from Brigham Young University. He was a speech writer in Philadelphia and a car dealer in Montana before beginning his career as an author.
Lee lives on a small farm in central Utah. His hobbies include team roping, big game hunting, and finding and exploring ancient Indian ruins.