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A novel by Jerry Lemonds
whitewater in a fragile canoe: It's a matter of life and death. One
false move with your paddle, and you drown.
But Jim Clark -
ex-college football star and struggling freelance magazine writer -
doesn't intend to make any false moves. Why not? It's simple: He knows
he can't afford them. Not on this assignment. Not with more than 2,500
miles of surging Missouri River boiling beneath his paddle...and not
with a couple of rifle-toting assassins on his trail.
quest: To paddle the entire 2,540-mile length of the Mighty Missouri
(it's never been done before) in order to claim the $100,000 prize
being offered to anyone who can accomplish the feat...by the nation's
largest and most read outdoor magazine.
Better buckle up
reader. There's going to be some major turbulence up ahead.
out two other books by Jerry Lemonds,
The Delta Lovers
He's a hiker, a
camper, and a lifelong canoeing enthusiast. He's also a nationally
recognized author who's published several recent books that celebrate
the joys of all three pursuits.
his 2003 autobiography (Timer: An
American Story), the peripatetic
Jerry Lemonds would go on to write two high-octane novels about his
remarkable experiences as a long-distance canoe-pilot
Lonely Paddler of the Missouri) and as a U.S. Navy airman during the
Korean War era (The Delta Lovers).
and raised on
a cotton farm in small-town Missouri, Jerry Lemonds put himself through
college and earned two graduate degrees . . . before spending the next
35 years running a series of federal and state
health and workers' compensation agencies. Working in more recent years as a successful
management consultant and as a guide in the national "Volunteers In
Parks" program, the adventure-loving Lemonds frequently wanders the
country in his RV, and has so far visited 16 National Parks.
excerpts now available online for browsing in PDF
Paddler excerpt 1
Paddler excerpt 2