Synopses & Reviews
In the late spring of 1903 Leonidas Hubbard, an ambitious young writer, Dillon Wallace, a forty-year-old New York attorney, and George Elson, an Indian guide with no firsthand knowledge of their destination, set out on an adventure. Beset by delays, the men paddle past their intended route. When in early September they finally glimpse the vast waters of Michikamau from atop an unknown mountain, the cold winds have already begun. With almost no food left, the three begin a desperate struggle against starvation and the quickening pace of a cruel winter, heading homeward in a race for their lives.
The story of the border police is one of adventure and misadventure; it is one of heroes and scoundrels; humanitarians and crooks. Above all, it is a look at a people whose fierce loyalty to their country and to their institutions sets them apart and makes them unique on the south bank of the Detroit River.