Bitter's Run: An Oregon Trail Adventure

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Following Lee’s surrender of the Army of Virginia to Grant on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox, Captain John Bitter of Abiqua Creek, Oregon musters out of the 40th Missouri. A loner, Bitter plans a quick ride home over the Oregon Trail. The good Lord, however, has other plans for him. After a month on the Trail, two gun battles, a bruising fistfight to settle a blood feud, a new wife, and two adopted sons, Bitter tells Rockford, his big, mean, black horse, “This sure complicates the business of getting back to Oregon.” Bitter now finds himself the leader of a mixed entourage going west: a black pioneer family earlier wagon trains shunned; an Irish rebel turned galvanized Yankee; a dispossessed Cherokee turned Cheyenne medicine man; the rescued sister of a Bannock chief; a white boy adopted by the Cheyenne; and a scout for the Union Army who is also one of the richest men in Oregon. Bitter’s Run is a spirited and adventurous tale. Told in three parts, it portrays the realities and uncertainties of life on the Oregon Trail, of the war-weary men seeking or returning to a homestead in Oregon, and of the courageous women who rode with them.

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Rod Collins is an award winning author and the creator of the fictional Sheriff Bud Blair series, a set of contemporary Western murder mysteries staged primarily in Oregon’s High Desert, but which also stray into the Puget Sound area in Washington, and as far south as Alamos, Mexico. Readers are saying nice things about Spider Silk, Stone Fly, Bloodstone, and Mariah’s Song. Bitter’s Run is a departure from the Bud Blair novels. Collins says, “I’ve always wanted to write a frontier novel, but the notion of a quick draw Western rapidly evolved into an historical novel set in the early months after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.” After a thirty-year career with the US Forest Service, he set out to pursue his lifelong ambition to be a writer. Five novels later (and one non-fiction work, “What Do I Do When I Get There?”) his writing projects include another Bud Blair novel with Detective (Retired) Dell BeBe leading the way.

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