David Thompson – Fang and Claw

To survive the untamed wilderness a man needs all the friends he can get. No one can battle the continual dangers for long on his own. Even a fearless frontiersman like Nate King needs help now and then and he’s always ready to give it when it’s needed.

So when an elderly Shoshone warrior comes to Nate asking for help, Nate agrees to lend a hand no matter how strange the request may be.

The old warrior knows he doesn’t have long to live and he wants to die in the remote canyon where his true love was killed many years before, slain by a giant bear straight out of Shoshone myth. No Shoshone will dare accompany the old warrior, so he and Nate will brave the dreaded canyon alone. And as Nate soon learns the hard way, some legends are far better left undisturbed.

Shoshone Warrior

Life in the wilderness of the Rockies is filled with dangers, some natural, some man-made. Any man who hopes to survive there soon has to learn to face these dangers and battle them head on. That’s a lesson frontiersman Nate King learned long ago. So when a savage war party abducts his wife and daughter, Nate isn’t about to surrender to despair. No matter where the search takes him, he will bring his family home. Even when the trail leads him to an area previously unexplored by white men, an area shunned even by the neighboring tribes because of its bad medicine, Nate continues on undaunted. To find his family he would battle any foe and face any threat. But what’s waiting for Nate at the end of his search is something he never expected … something almost beyond belief.

The Shoshone People (a.k.a.: Newe)

About the author

David L. Robbins was born on Independence Day 1950. He has written more than three hundred books under his own name and many pen names, among them: David Thompson, Jake McMasters, Jon Sharpe, Don Pendleton, Franklin W. Dixon, Ralph Compton, Dean L. McElwain, J.D. Cameron and John Killdeer.
Robbins was raised in Pennsylvania. When he was seventeen he enlisted in the United States Air Force and eventually rose to the rank of sergeant. After his honorable discharge he attended college and went into broadcasting, working as an announcer and engineer (and later as a program director) at various radio stations. Later still he entered law enforcement and then took to writing full-time.

At one time or another Robbins has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Montana, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. He spent a year and a half in Europe, traveling through France, Italy, Greece and Germany. He lived for more than a year in Turkey.
Today he is best known for two current long-running series – Wilderness, the generational saga of a Mountain Man and his Shoshone wife – and Endworld is a science fiction series under his own name started in 1986.

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