By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
Within the fall of 1873, a wagon educate of immigrants units off from Kansas urban, Missouri, sure for the Montana Territory. major the gang is newly elected wagon grasp Jamie Ian MacCallister, an enormous of a guy and frontier legend who swears he can get them there by means of Christmas - come hell or excessive snow drifts...Plagued by way of brutally harsh storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and adverse Indians, the adventure often is the maximum problem those pioneers will ever face. but if issues glance approximately hopeless, aid arrives within the kind of not going saviours: an outdated mountain guy often called Preacher and mythical frontiersman Smoke Jensen. hard-willed males who think within the settlers' desires with all their hearts - and who gets them to their vacation spot via Christmas. no matter if it takes a miracle...
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Presently there were ten of them in the van, and that was all it could hold for this trip. They were helped aboard, sat down, and seat-belted into their places for safety purposes. None of them knew that this was the fifth of the four vans operating in lower Manhattan, though they found out something was a little different as soon as it started moving. The attendant leaned back from the front seat and handed out bottles of Gallo burgundy, an inexpensive california red, but a better wine than they were used to drinking, and to which something had been added.
Alistair Stanley was worried, too. The slightly junior officer reached up as though to brush his hair back, and one finger tapped the skull above the ear twice. It might even be worse than he'd feared. Clark reached his hand forward, enough to shield it from the two in the front of the cabin, and held up three fingers. Al nodded half an inch or so and turned away for a few seconds, allowing John to digest the message. He agreed that there were only three of them. John nodded with appreciation at the confirmation.
Lajes in the Azores, Clark thought. S. Navy base… still active? Maybe just caretakered for long overwater flights flying there-as a stop and refueling point for somewhere else? Well, the left-side guy had spoken in Spanish, and been replied to in Spanish. Probably not Middle Eastern bad guys. Spanish speakers… Basques? That was still perking over in Spain. The woman, who was she? Clark looked over. Everyone was looking around now, and it was safe for him to do so. Early fifties, well turned out.
A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone