Outcast by Gary Svee

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Miles Standish is running, accused of unspeakable crimes. The “Moose Creek Cannibal” seeks refuge in an isolated cabin near the frontier town of Last Chance, Montana. He is pulled into the lives of his neighbors, Iona and her son Arch, and learns they have been victimized, too, by a community eager to believe lies rather than to seek the truth.

Samuel Bodner, the only other person to survive the hell at the Moose Creek Mine, relentlessly pursues Miles. The pursuit has so ensnared Miles that he wonders if he really is the “Moose Creek Cannibal”. He comes to care deeply for his neighbors and must decide if he is willing to sacrifice his anonymity and his life to save them from the evil visited upon them.

The miners, innocents all, didn’t recognize the beast that stalked in their midst until an early blizzard stripped them of shelter and food. They huddled in one tent, listening to the winter winds sing of their deaths. Hunger stalked these men, felling them one by one.

Praise for books by Gary Svee:

Sanctuary

“This beautifully written novel reveals the author’s compassion and his love for Montana. Heartily recommended.”—Library Journal

Spirit Wolf

“A Western, but the furthest thing from a shoot-em-up. This is a compelling and sometimes cruel story told in good plain English, without sentimentality or bravado.”—Kirkus

 

About Gary Svee

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Gary Svee grew up along the banks of the Yellowstone, Stillwater, and Rosebud rivers in Montana. He has written for "The Billings Gazette" and "The Missoulian," and is the author of the acclaimed novels "Spirit Wolf, Showdown at Buffalo Jump" (formerly titled "Incident at Pishkin Creek), The Peacemaker's Vengeance," and "Single Tree." He recently won the 2001 Spur Award for Best Western Short Fiction for his story "All or Nothing." He lives in Billings, Montana.
 
Published April 26, 2005 by iUniverse, Inc.. 206 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, Westerns. Fiction

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