|About the Book|
In Book One, the Hawkes marry and build a log home in Smugglers Cove, and raise a family. In book 2, Bear Country, Richard Banks, Adams stepfather, is killed by a bear in Shipwreck Bay. Adam and his mother reluctantly take over the bear guidingMoreIn Book One, the Hawkes marry and build a log home in Smugglers Cove, and raise a family. In book 2, Bear Country, Richard Banks, Adams stepfather, is killed by a bear in Shipwreck Bay. Adam and his mother reluctantly take over the bear guiding business. The bear continued to murder, and became known as Killer Bear. Adam is accidentally shot by a client, and abandoned bear guiding, in favor of chartering for nature and birding trips. Leif marries beautiful Patty Happy, but the marriage ends in disaster. Archie Wheeler, his wife July and their adopted daughter, Jane, are considered part of the Hawke family. Jane, a Tlingit Indian, had been salvaged from a murdering outlaw at the age of five, and no one knew her background. Home-schooled, she was an intelligent, beautiful girl, capable of becoming a valuable asset to any community, until she ventured to Seattle, where she discovered racial discrimination against Indians. In Book Three, air travel became available in formerly isolated southeast Alaska, opening tourism as well as other business. The nature trips were successful, until the Navy confiscated the Adventuress to patrol southeast Alaska waters during World War Two. Fred joined the Navy and served in the Amphibious Corps. Adam began salmon trolling with the Ann. Fred returned from the Navy, convinced his mother and father should divide their acreage and allow a Christian-oriented guest facility, the Golden Rule Lodge, to be built. The facility offered employment to people in Smugglers Cove. Jane accidentally discovered her tragic past. The trilogy covers from 1919 to 1950, a period of tremendous change in Alaska.