Last of the Breed (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel (Mass Market)

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"The hugely prolific Louis L'Amour is widely known for his stories of the American West. In his novel, Last of the Breed, L'Amour takes his classic themes -- mortality, bravery, honor, survival -- to the other side of the world.

Air Force Major Joe Mack crash lands an experimental aircraft in the heart of Soviet Union. Captured by the Soviets, the highly-capable Mack quickly escapes. Though he is alone in a vast, foreign wilderness, a lifetime of survival training has prepared him for almost everything.

Except for the man sent to track him.

What follows is a brilliant cat-and-mouse game that pits American ingenuity against an implacable enemy that seems to know his every move. Mack's efforts to escape make for a great escapist thriller. One of L'Amour's most memorable tales."

--Matt, Longfellow Books

— From Matt Recommends!


“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews
Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is 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 must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.

Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures is a project created to release some of the author’s more unconventional manuscripts from the family archives.
In Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volumes 1, Beau L’Amour takes the reader on a guided tour through many of the finished and unfinished short stories, novels, and treatments that his father was never able to publish during his lifetime. L’Amour’s never-before-seen first novel, No Traveller Returns, faithfully completed for this program, is a voyage into danger and violence on the high seas. These exciting publications will be followed by Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures: Volume 2.
Additionally, many beloved classics will be rereleased with an exclusive Lost Treasures postscript featuring previously unpublished material, including outlines, plot notes, and alternate drafts. These postscripts tell the story behind the stories that millions of readers have come to know and cherish.

About the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and woman who settled the frontier. There are more than three hundred million copies of his books in print around the world.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593129944
ISBN-10: 0593129946
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: July 30th, 2019
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures