Summary

In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband's folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving their land.
Elizabeth and Michael plunge south across the aptly named Deadline demarcating Indian Territory from their home state, Kansas. Nothing could have prepared them for the dangers: rattlesnakes, rabies, wildfire, lightning strikes, blue northers, flash floods, threats to life in so many ways. They're on borrowed time: The Comanche are in winter quarters, and the cruel work of slaughtering the buffalo is unraveling their souls. They must get back alive.
This is a gripping narrative of that infamous hunt that drove the buffalo population to near extinction - the story of a moment in our history in which mass destruction of an animal population was seen as the only route to economic solvency. But it's also the intimate story of how that hunt changed Michael and Elizabeth forever.
©2017 Robert Olmstead (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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By Anonymous User on 14-01-18

More voices needed

The narrative style of the story is in itself rather formal so a more colourfull performance with different voices is needed.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Susan Murray on 03-01-18

The story is just a time passer.

i would not listen to the book again. the ending was abrupt and the writing stale.

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