Last of the Breed

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Number of Pages
384
Publication year
2005
Book Rating
4.25/5 (7790 ratings)

About

a Soviet official who is eager to know the secrets of the American defense captures Joe Makatozi, but is unable to keep him prisoner. Makatozi is Native American, and he depends on the skills passed down from generation to generation to get him out of the enemy’s land safely.

Here's the type of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L'Amour's trademark. It's the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he should call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the huge Siberian wilderness. Just 1 course lies open to Mack: the route of the ancestors, overland into the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. However, in pursuit is a mythical act, the Yakut native Alekhin, that knows every square foot of the arctic frontier--and who understands this to trap his quarry he should think like a Sioux.

What makes this book stand out?

The representation of the last kind of Native American shines clearly through the title and context of the book.

Read it for

The suspense and the sheer brilliance with which Makatozi utilizes his skills to escape from his oppositions’ clutches.

Don't read it for

The end of the story is ambiguous, and if you do not enjoy unresolved endings, this book may not be for you!

Brief about Author Louis L'Amour