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MICHAEL JEWELL. Mystery in the Bear Paw Mountains

MICHAEL JEWELL. Mystery in the Bear Paw Mountains. Trade paperback, Kindle, 224 pages, $14.95 paperback, $6.95 Kindle. www.firstschoolpress.com.    

In the remote Bear Paw Mountains of north-central Montana, two missionaries have gone missing. Their only tracks: a distress letter written by their daughter, and rumors of a small band of Nez Perce still hiding in the mountains after the 1877 defeat of their people in the Battle of the Bear Paws. Deputy marshal Pete Randers takes with him a tenderfoot doctor’s son barely saved from the hangman’s noose, and journeys into the dangerous wilderness in search of the truth, and the last hope of a forgotten people.