|About the Book|
The setting is Baker Mountain in Saranac Lake, where the people have a passionate love for the town and mountains. Jeff Thorpe and Rose Jordan have a passionate romance. Rose tried to get Jeff to fall in love with her, but he had already enlisted in the Marines. Jeff serves in Korea, is wounded and receives a Purple Heart. He returns home and becomes a partner with his father Len, in his profitable fur trapping business. Their neighbors the Jordans, envy their success. They victimize the Thorpes by harassing and vandalizing them at work on their trap line. Jeff builds a cabin home- Jeff and Rose marry and have their first child. The story is full of adventure, love, tragedy, suspense, passion, violent winter snowstorms, and two Marine combat scenes.